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Formation of ephemeral bedform turrets in coastal foredunes
Jackson, D.W.T.; Cooper, J.A.G. (1999). Formation of ephemeral bedform turrets in coastal foredunes. J. Geol. 107(5): 633-639

www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/314367
In: The Journal of Geology. University of Chicago Press: Chicago,. ISSN 0022-1376, more
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  • Jackson, D.W.T.
  • Cooper, J.A.G.

Abstract
    Rare, erosional turret bedforms are described in a coastal foredune environment. These ephemeral structures are formed as a result of moist columns of sand being sculpted by aeolian action of saltating particles. Mature formation of these features appears to be facilitated by the action of an advancing foredune ridge, first preserving and then isolating the turrets for further enhanced erosion within a dune environment. It is envisaged that these structures may be preserved in dune stratigraphy.

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