(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Coupling mechanisms in double sandbar systems. Part 2 : impact on alongshore variability of inner-bar rip channels

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CASTELLE B. (1 2) ; RUESSINK B.G. (3) ; BONNETON P. (1 2) ; MARIEU V. (1 2) ; BRUNEAU N. (1 2) ; PRICE T.D. (3) ;
(1) CNRS, UMR EPOC 5805, Talence, FRANCE
(2) Univ. Bordeaux, UMR EPOC 5805, Talence, FRANCE
(3) Inst. for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Dep. of Physical Geography, Utrecht, PAYS-BAS


Double sandbar systems are common morphological features along sandy, wave-dominated, micro- to meso-tidal coastlines. Here the AA. use a numerical model to show that the relative importance of self-organization and morphological coupling changes in favour of the latter with an increase in waterdepth variability along the outer-bar crest. Furthermore, they find that the typical alongshore variability in inner-bar rip-channel scale is indicative of a mixture of self-organization and morphological coupling rather than self-organization alone. Morphological coupling may thus be more important to understanding and predicting the evolution of inner-bar rip channels than previously envisaged


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no7 [pp. 771-781]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 11 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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