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Variation in particle size distribution on the beach and windward side of a large coastal dune, southwest France
Vincent, P. (1996). Variation in particle size distribution on the beach and windward side of a large coastal dune, southwest France. Sediment. Geol. 103(3-4): 273-280. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/0037-0738(95)00110-7
In: Sedimentary Geology. Elsevier: Tokyo; Oxford; New York; London; Amsterdam. ISSN 0037-0738, more
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  • Vincent, P.

Abstract
    Variation in particle size on the beach and windward slope of Europe's largest coastal dune—the dune du Pilat, southwest France—is studied by means of the log-hyperbolic distribution. Grain size tends to coarsen up the dune as a result of progressive deflation of fines. The dune sands are well-sorted but there is no significant spatial variation in t2. Twenty-one out of twenty-five sand samples have positive p values (negative phi skewness) and there is a weak but significant decline in p towards the beach. Dune sub-environments could not be detected using the hyperbolic shape triangle.

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