Littoral Dune Transport and Morphology Under a Variable Wind Regime

by J. Javier Díez, Politech Univ, Madrid, Spain,
Vicent Esteban, Politech Univ, Madrid, Spain,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Most of the large dunes are generally produced by a permanent or quasi-permanent winds. Usually winds present strong concentrations of its directional spectrum around its mean direction. Breezes change locally along the shoreline with the coastal morphology. This paper reports and discusses characteristics of some dune fields in areas of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Some sedimentological studies were provided to define materials on beaches and dunes. Morphology and morphodynamics related to the winds have been analysed. Some eolian processes on beaches have been also explained.

Subject Headings: Littoral drift | Dunes | Wind engineering | Sediment transport | Beaches | Coastal processes | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils | Spain | Europe

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