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Formation of ephemeral bedform turrets in coastal foredunes

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Jackson, Derek and Cooper, Andrew (1999) Formation of ephemeral bedform turrets in coastal foredunes. JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY, 107 (5). pp. 633-639. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Rare, erosional turret bedforms are described in a coastal foredune environment. These ephemeral structures are formed as a result of moist columns of sand being sculpted by aeolian action of saltating particles. Mature formation of these features appears to be facilitated by the action of an advancing foredune ridge, first preserving and then isolating the turrets for further enhanced erosion within a dune environment. It is envisaged that these structures may be preserved in dune stratigraphy.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Coastal Systems
ID Code:1469
Deposited By:Professor Andrew Cooper
Deposited On:02 Dec 2009 13:09
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 11:17

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