Changes of aeolian sediment transport at coastal dunes and sand trapping fences

21/12/2020
Aerial picture of sand trapping fences at a beach Copyright: IWW

For the restoration and maintenance of beach and dune systems along the coast, knowledge of aeolian sediment transport and its interaction with coastal protection measures is required. As a nature-based solution, sand trapping fences can be an integral part of coastal protection measures initiating foredune development. There are few detailed studies on aeolian sediment transport rates on coastal dunes and sand trapping fences available to date.

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Results of field experiments

Within the research project ProDune field experiments on the East Frisian island Langeoog, analyzing wind and sediment transport data at the beach, coastal dune, and sand trapping fence were conducted. The results were published in the article ‘Investigating Changes in Aeolian Sediment Transport at Coastal Dunes and Sand Trapping Fences: A Field Study on the German Coast’ in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.

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Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Ausgabe 8 (12), 2020

"Investigating Changes in Aeolian Sediment Transport at Coastal Dunes and Sand Trapping Fences: A Field Study on the German Coast" by Christiane Eichmanns and Holger Schüttrumpf, Dezember 2020, https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121012

 
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Aeolian sediment transport at a beach