Morphodynamics of the Morfa Dyffryn coastal dunes, mid-Wales: photographic survey 1988–2007

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/41414
Title:
Morphodynamics of the Morfa Dyffryn coastal dunes, mid-Wales: photographic survey 1988–2007
Authors:
Millington, Jennifer A.; Fullen, Michael A.; Moore, Glenis M.; Booth, Colin A.; Trueman, Ian C.; Worsley, Annie T.; Richardson, Nigel
Other Titles:
Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions VII
Abstract:
In this 20-year case study on the Morfa Dyffryn dunes, Gwynedd, mid-Wales (National Grid Reference: SH563240), straightforward and inexpensive photography, from fixed points and angles, proved useful for monitoring the evolution and migration of dynamic dune landforms. The mobile foredunes are particularly dynamic with cyclical morphological development paralleling an overall landward recession, evident by exposure of a World War II bunker in 1995. A cyclical trend is documented through photosets. The dune meadow has undergone cyclical patterns of sand encroachment, followed by stabilization by vegetation, while the fixed hind dunes remain stable. A general relationship between foredune morphology and erosion/accretion processes has been established, offering the prospect of predicting future dune morphological changes.
Citation:
In: Brebbia, C.A. (ed), Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions VII. Transactions of the Wessex Institute, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK. 256 pp.
Publisher:
WIT Press
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/41414
DOI:
10.2495/CENV080201
Additional Links:
http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=18821
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
17464498; 17433509
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorMillington, Jennifer A.-
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.-
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Glenis M.-
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Colin A.-
dc.contributor.authorTrueman, Ian C.-
dc.contributor.authorWorsley, Annie T.-
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Nigel-
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-25T14:36:11Z-
dc.date.available2008-11-25T14:36:11Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationIn: Brebbia, C.A. (ed), Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions VII. Transactions of the Wessex Institute, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK. 256 pp.en
dc.identifier.issn17464498-
dc.identifier.issn17433509-
dc.identifier.doi10.2495/CENV080201-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/41414-
dc.description.abstractIn this 20-year case study on the Morfa Dyffryn dunes, Gwynedd, mid-Wales (National Grid Reference: SH563240), straightforward and inexpensive photography, from fixed points and angles, proved useful for monitoring the evolution and migration of dynamic dune landforms. The mobile foredunes are particularly dynamic with cyclical morphological development paralleling an overall landward recession, evident by exposure of a World War II bunker in 1995. A cyclical trend is documented through photosets. The dune meadow has undergone cyclical patterns of sand encroachment, followed by stabilization by vegetation, while the fixed hind dunes remain stable. A general relationship between foredune morphology and erosion/accretion processes has been established, offering the prospect of predicting future dune morphological changes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWIT Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=18821en
dc.subjectCoastal dunesen
dc.subjectPhotographic surveyen
dc.subjectErosionen
dc.subjectPedogenic developmenten
dc.subjectCoastal changeen
dc.subjectAccretion processes-
dc.subjectSand dunes-
dc.titleMorphodynamics of the Morfa Dyffryn coastal dunes, mid-Wales: photographic survey 1988–2007en
dc.title.alternativeEnvironmental Problems in Coastal Regions VIIen
dc.typeArticleen
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