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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Aeolian transport rates across raked and unraked beaches on a developed coast

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NORDSTROM K.F. (1) ; JACKSON N.L. (2) ; KOROTKY K.H. (1) ; PULEO J.A. (3) ;
(1) Inst. of marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Inst. of Technology, Newark, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dep. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ., Delaware, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This study aims to identify the significance of foredune characteristics and beach width on differences in local wind characteristics and aeolian transport on a raked site and a nearby unraked site that evolved by natural processes. This was conducted on the developed coast of Avalon, New Jersey, USA. Wind speed were monitored using anemometers placed at 1 m elevation and sand transport was monitored using vertical traps during oblique onshore, alongshore and offshore winds occurring in March and April 2009. Aeolian transport rates were greater on the narrower but dryer backshore of the unraked site. Vegetation growth may be necessary to trap sand within zones of buried wrack in order to allow new incipient foredunes to evolve

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no6 [pp. 779-789]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2105

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