Sandy Strategies

Arjen Luijendijk, Jaap van Thiel De Vries

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientific

Abstract

In the Netherlands, dunes form our most important natural line of defence against rising sea levels and severe storms. As discussed in Chapter 3, the Sand Motor is an unprecedented large sandy nourishment with 128 hectares of new land. Sand is always on the move, and such a wide sandy beach provides large potential for wind-blown sand and hence dune formation. This wind transport (also known as aeolian transport) causes the foredunes to grow and makes them dynamic, but it may also cause early dune development, which has so far been largely ignored in coastal research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sand Motor: A Nature-Based Response to Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationFindings and Reflections of the Interdisciplinary Research Program NatureCoast
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University Publishers
Pages160-163
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print) 978 94 6384-021-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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