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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

Document title

Ridge-and-runnel enigma in Thematic Issue II.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ORME A. R. ; ORME A. J. ;

Abstract

The objectives for this article are to describe the ridge-and-runnel enigma that exists in coastal geomorphology and to explain evidence for episodic ridge-and-runnel occurrence from a California case study. Three hypotheses are discussed : 1) quasi-stationary ridges and runnels may reflect swash-bar growth by constructive short-period waves, especially on macrotidal coasts| 2) mobile ridges and runnels may be muted expressions of longshore bars and throughs migrating onshore| 3) ridges and runnels may develop episodically by runnel erosion within a part-fluidized sand sheet under favorable tidal and surf conditions

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical review / ISSN 0016-7428

Editor : American Geographical Society, New York, NY - ETATS-UNIS (1916)

Millesime : 1988, vol. 78, no2 [pp. 169-184]

Bibliographic references : 32 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3198

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