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Coastal foredune topography as a control on secondary airflow regimes under offshore winds

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

LYNCH, K.
School of Geography and Archaeology, National Univ., Galway, Irlande
JACKSON, D.W.T.
Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster l, Coleraine, Royaume-Uni
COOPER, A.G.
Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster l, Coleraine, Royaume-Uni


Description :
The aim of this paper is to report on experiments designed to examine the role of dune geometry and wind velocity and direction on secondary lee-side airflow patterns during offshore flow conditions over a vegetated foredune along Magillan Strand, Northern Ireland. The implications for sediment transport and longer-term morphodynamic evolution are discussed. This study has found that dune shape is an important controlling factor in the type of airflow regime that prevails. The results offer an explanation for the presence of many beach-dune systems in lee-coast locations.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2010, vol. 35, n°. 3, p. 344-353, nombre de pages : 10, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
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