PROCESS-BASED MODELING OF COASTAL DUNE DEVELOPMENT

Martijn Christiaan Muller, Dano Roelvink, Arjen Luijendijk, Sierd de Vries, Jaap van Thiel de Vries

Abstract


In this paper, the aeolian transport model DUNE (Sauermann et al., 2001, Kroy et al., 2002) that describes important features and dynamics of typical desert dunes, is extended such that it can be applied in sandy coastal areas. Initial tests explore the limitations of the model in coastal areas after which adaptations are proposed and implemented. The final model version is applied to a coastal profile near Vlugtenburg (Dutch Holland coast).

Keywords


aeolian transport; dunes; nourishments; coastal morphology

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