Nearshore sand bars
Document typePart of book or chapter of book
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commisision's projectEC-FEDER-CTM2012-35398
This review summarizes the morphological characteristics and dynamics of nearshore sand bars observed in the surf zone of sandy beaches worldwide, with length scales ranging from tens to hundreds of meters and time scales ranging from hours to weeks. They include shore-parallel bars (straight and crescentic) and transverse bars of different types. Furthermore, the present knowledge on the physical processes behind their formation and development is discussed.
This research has been funded by the Spanish government through the research projects CTM2012-35398 (cofunded by FEDER, U.E.) and CTM2015-66225-C2-1-P (MINECO/FEDER).
CitationRibas, F., Falques, A., Garnier, R. Nearshore sand bars. A: "Atlas of bedforms in the Western Mediterranean". Springer International Publishing, 2017, p. 73-79.