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Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate by Hans Falk Burcharth, Richard C. Thompson, Jean-Paul Vanderlinden, Robert J. Nicholls, Barbara Zanuttigh

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7.8
Flood and Erosion Management on a Dynamic Spit: the Hel Peninsula, Poland
Beata Kowalska1, Jacek Lendzion1, Mirosław Mi˛etus2, Rafał Ostrowski3, Ida Stanisławczyk1, Piotr Szmytkiewicz3, Marzenna Sztobryn1,  and Elżbieta Zawadzka-Kahlau1     1Institute of Meteorology and Water Management O/M Gdynia – National Research Institute (IMGW), Gdynia, Poland     2University of Gdańsk, Institute of Geography (IMGW), Gdańsk, Poland     3Institute of Hydro-Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBW PAN), Gdańsk, Poland

7.8.1. Description of the Site

The Hel Peninsula, actually a 36-km-long sandy spit, is located on the Southern Baltic Sea at the western edge of the Gulf of Gdansk (Figure 7.95). The Baltic Sea is a semiclosed tideless sea, temporarily ...

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