(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Decadal and seasonal development of embryo dunes on an accreting macrotidal beach : North Lincolnshire, UK

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MONTREUIL A.-L. (1) ; BULLARD J.E. (1) ; CHANDLER J.H. (2) ; MILLETT J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Civil and Building Engineering, Univ., Loughborough, ROYAUME-UNI


In 2001 a patch of embryo dunes appeared on a beach in north Lincolnshire, UK and had expanded to over 3600 m2 by 2011. The rate of expansion is linked to storm occurrence, where expansion is slowed during years with a higher incidence of storm surges. From July 2009-October 2010 seasonal changes in dune field topography were determined using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) data. Vegetation is important in the development of embryo dunes, but can cause errors in TLS data. Tests evaluating the impact of vegetation on the TLS data suggest the minimum elevation value from the TLS point cloud within a 0.05 m grid cell gives a good approximation of the ground surface. Digital elevation models (DEMs) of the dunes constructed using filtered data showed the embryo dunes underwent a classic seasonal cycle of erosion during the winter and accretion during the summer. After 10 years, the patch of embryo dunes is still expanding but has not yet merged with more established foredunes to landward


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no15 [pp. 1851-1868]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.3432

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