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Physical variability of sandy beaches
Short, A.D.; Wright, L.D. (1983). Physical variability of sandy beaches, in: McLachlan, A. et al. (Ed.) Sandy beaches as ecosystems: 1st International Symposium on Sandy Beaches, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 17-21 January 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 19: pp. 133-144. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-94-017-2938-3_8
In: McLachlan, A.; Erasmus, T. (Ed.) (1983). Sandy beaches as ecosystems: 1st International Symposium on Sandy Beaches, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 17-21 January 1983. Developments in Hydrobiology, 19. W. Junk: The Hague. ISBN 90-6193-770-1. VIII, 757 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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  • Short, A.D.
  • Wright, L.D.

Abstract
    This paper examines sandy beach types that exist in wave environments ranging from low (<1m) to high (>2.5m). Three basic beach types — reflective, intermediate and dissipative, composed of six beach states have been identified. Each beach state can be classified by its wave-sediment characteristics. In addition, the paper discusses the environmental conditions required to produce each beach state, and their associated morphology; surfzone circulation and dynamics; mode and scale of sediment exchange and erosion; and spatial and temporal variability.

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