Why More Sand Not Always Results in Larger Dunes

Bas Hoonhout

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


Shortly after the Sand Motor was constructed, strong winds suspended large clouds of fine sediment in the air. These local sand clouds could reach up to 100 m high and travel several kilometers inland into the urban areas of Kijkduin. About half a year later, the nuisance disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared. What happened to this extreme aeolian activity, unprecedented along the Dutch coast?
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
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print) 978 94 6384-021-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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