(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

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A field experiment on the use of biogeotextiles for the conservation of sand-dunes of the Baltic coast in Lithuania

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Extreme damage was caused by wave and wind erosion on sand dunes on the Baltic coast near Palanga in Lithuania. Waves breached a wide ‘corridor’ or ‘blowout’ through the coastal sand dune. A progressively widening breached blowout developed. There was a need to protect boundaries (walls) of the blowout from deflation and to encourage sand-dune accretion. The field experiment described in the paper was performed to establish vegetation on the ‘walls’ and base of the blowout to stabilize the feature and stimulate sand-dune accretion. The hypothesis was tested that biogeotextiles could act as complementary measures for possible re-vegetation and temporary prevention of deflation. - (AM)


Article of periodic

published at : Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Editor : Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest - HONGRIE (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 61, no1 [pp. 3-17]

Bibliographic references : 41 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl., 3 phot.



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