Title

Beach and Dune Interaction

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Treatise on Geomorphology

Volume

10

First Page

267

Last Page

288

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00283-9

Keywords

Aeolian sediment transport, Beach, Beach-dune interactions, Boundary layer, Dune, Models, Nearshore, Saltation, Sediment supply

Abstract

This chapter examines beach-dune interactions, the sediment transport, and morphological connection between beach and dune systems, from a process perspective. We introduce the components of beach-dune interactions from small to large temporal scales: process, tidal and storm, and Holocene. The chapter concludes by integrating the previously discussed concepts and introducing dominant beach-dune interaction models. Linking these processes over a range of spatial and temporal scales has proven quite difficult, remains an important focus of the science, and provides opportunity for future investigations. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.