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Effects of fetch and surface texture on aeolian sand transport on two nourished beaches
van der Wal, D. (1998). Effects of fetch and surface texture on aeolian sand transport on two nourished beaches. J. Arid Environ. 39(3): 533-547. hdl.handle.net/10.1006/jare.1997.0364
In: Journal of Arid Environments. Elsevier: London; New York; San Francisco. ISSN 0140-1963, more
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Keywords
    Beach nourishment; Eolian deposits; Fetch; ANE, Netherlands [Marine Regions]; Europe, The Netherlands; The Netherlands; Marine
Author keywords
    Aeolian sediment flux; Shell pavement; Field measurements

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  • van der Wal, D., more

Abstract
    Aeolian sand transport on two nourished beaches was related to the fetch of the wind over the beach sand and to surface characteristics. Meteorological and hydrological conditions were recorded for 2 months. The fetch of wind over beach sand was estimated from wind direction, water level, wave height and beach topography. Aeolian sand transport was determined with sand traps. Sediment flux was found to increase with fetch, although this relation was especially affected by the variability in surface characteristics. On one of the beaches sediment supply was limited as a result of shells, forming a lag deposit.

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