L. Portos - Amill MSc (Laura)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Within the MELODY project (ModEling LOwer shoreface Seabed DYnamics for a Climate-Proof Coast) I study tidal sand waves on the lower shoreface. In particular, I study how they affect the flow and how they interact with larger-scale topography (sand banks and the sloping lower shoreface itself). That means, how a sloping background topography affects sand wave formation and evolution, and vice versa.


Nienhuis, J. H. , Portos-Amill, L., De swart, H. E., & Roebeling, M. R. W. (2023). Tidal inlet expansion from sea level rise. In P. Wang, E. Royer, & J. D. Rosati (Eds.), Proceedings Coastal Sediments 2023 (pp. 71-76). World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811275135_0007
Ribas, F. , Portos-Amill, L., Falqués, A., Arriaga, J., Marcos, M., & Ruessink, G. (2023). Impact of mean sea-level rise on the long-term evolution of a mega-nourishment. Climatic change, 176(5), [66]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-023-03503-6
Portos - Amill, L. , Roos, P. C. , Damveld, J. , & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2023). Tidal sand waves on the lower shoreface: effects on basin-scale hydrodynamics. In A. Valance, T. Garlan, A. Crave, & A. Gangloff (Eds.), MARID VII, 7th International Conference on Marine and River Dune Dynamics 2023 (pp. 245-251). University of Rennes 1.
Portos - Amill, L. (2023). Scale interactions of tidal sand waves on the lower shoreface: Literature report. (CE&M research report; No. 2023R-002/WEM002). University of Twente.
Martí, J., Mazzanti, F., Astrakharchik, G. E., Batet, L. , Portos-Amill, L., & Pedreño, B. (2022). Nucleation of Helium in Liquid Lithium at 843 K and High Pressures. Materials, 15(8), [2866]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15082866
Other Contributions
  • MSc Thesis: Barrier islands face a gradual path under drowning under most sea level rise scenarios
  • BSc Thesis: Effect of sea level variations on the long-term dynamics of the Zandmotor mega-nourishment

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