(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Aeolian fetch distance and secondary airflow effects : the influence of micro-scale variables on meso-scale foredune development

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LYNCH K. (1) ; JACKSON D.W.T (2) ; COOPER J.A.G. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, National University of Ireland, Galway, IRLANDE
(2) Centre of Coastal and Marine Research, School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster, Coleraine, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper assesses the contribution of 2 system variables (secondary airflow patterns and fetch distance) to medium-term (months to years) dune development. Three methods were employed. First, sand drift potentials were calculated using 2 years of regional wind data (site Magillan Strand, Northern Ireland) and a sediment transport model. Second, wind data and large trench traps were used to assess the actual sediment transport patterns over a two-month period. Third, a remote-sensing technique was utilized to gauge, qualitatively, sediment transport patterns over a one-month period


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no7 [pp. 991-1005]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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