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Contribution to Book
Beach and Dune Interaction
Treatise on Geomorphology
  • Chris Houser, University of Windsor
  • J. Ellis
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  • Aeolian sediment transport,
  • Beach,
  • Beach-dune interactions,
  • Boundary layer,
  • Dune,
  • Models,
  • Nearshore,
  • Saltation,
  • Sediment supply
This chapter examines beach-dune interactions, the sediment transport, and morphological connection between beach and dune systems, from a process perspective. We introduce the components of beach-dune interactions from small to large temporal scales: process, tidal and storm, and Holocene. The chapter concludes by integrating the previously discussed concepts and introducing dominant beach-dune interaction models. Linking these processes over a range of spatial and temporal scales has proven quite difficult, remains an important focus of the science, and provides opportunity for future investigations. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Citation Information
Chris Houser and J. Ellis. "Beach and Dune Interaction" Treatise on Geomorphology Vol. 10 (2013) p. 267 - 288
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