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The effect of surface rollers on the formation of crescentic bars/rip channel systems is examined with a morphodynamic model. A linear stability analysis is applied to find the fastest growing bottom patterns that develop as a result of morphodynamics self-organization. Explorations of sensitivity of model results to varying wave conditions have been performed. Special attention has been paid to off-normal wave conditions. There are noticeable differences in growth rates for large/intermediate angles of wave incidence with respect to shore normal conditions. The effect of the rollers is to increase the e-folding times with increasing the angle of incidence. For angles large enough the formation of crescentic bars is even inhibit. The effect of the rollers in wavelengths, migration velocities of the bedforms and bed morphologies of the FGM is minor. Flow velocities on the rips are a factor 2 smaller in the models with rollers than in the model without rollers.
CitacióCalvete, D. [et al.]. Effect of surface rollers on the formation crescentic bars. A: River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics. "Proceeding of the 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics". Pekin: 2011, p. 2152-2159.