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The relative contribution of waves, tides, and non-tidal residuals to extreme total water levels on US West Coast sandy beaches

Editors’ Highlight—This study investigates the relative contribution of tides, waves, and non-tidal residuals to extreme total water levels (TWLs) at the shoreline of US West Coast sandy beaches. The goal is to better understand how individual processes combine to cause flooding and erosion events. This work on present-day regional variability adds valuable information to our understanding of how sea level rise, changes in storminess, and possible changes in the frequency of major El Niños may impact future coastal flooding and erosion along the US West Coast.  

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