GM8.2Beach and Dune: Aeolian Processes and Landforms
|Convener: Andreas Baas | Co-Convener: KEVIN LYNCH
Much research in the coastal aeolian environment is conducted separately in two functional zones: 1) aeolian sand transport as a function of wind and surface characteristics on various parts of the sub-aerial beach, and 2) the evolution of dunes and dunefields from a long-term landscape perspective. Far fewer studies attempt to connect the dynamics in these sections to achieve a balanced and integrated understanding of the entire system as a whole, with interactions operating over a variety of temporal and spatial scales.
This session aims to bring together research in the different aspects and environments of the coastal aeolian geomorphic system to promote an integrated understanding.
Sollicited Speaker: D.W.G. Jackson (University of Ulster)