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Title: Coastal foredunes : Identifying coastal, aeolian, and management interactions driving morphologic state change
Authors: Swann, Christy.
Brodie, Katherine L.
Spore, Nicholas J.
Keywords: Aeolian
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-15-17
Abstract: Predicting the response of foredunes from large-scale storm events is required to evaluate the resilience of coastal communities. These features, built from wind-blown sand transported from the beach, grow in height and width, increasing the resilience of coastal landscapes. Foredunes, sand deposits lining the backshore of a beach, are a naturally-occurring coastal defense against extreme storm inundation and are an integral part of coastal systems, particularly on developed coastlines. This report outlines a framework to identify the interplay between natural and anthropogenic processes and the resulting effect on the morphologic state, and ultimately resilience, of coastal foredunes. Specifically, the report suggests foredune state is a function of the interactions and feedback between dune morphology, coastal dynamics, aeolian processes, and coastal management. Each of these factors is addressed in separate chapters within this report with emphasis placed on explaining the physics of aeolian transport and process-form development of foredunes.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-15-17
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