The effect of building geometry on aeolian deposition patterns: a field experiment

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Worldwide, beaches are popular for recreation. As a result, people have built (holiday) houses, restaurants and other buildings at the land-sea interface. These buildings affect the wind field and wind-driven sand transport in their surroundings, thereby shaping the development of the beachdune system. Currently, society is facing a growing demand for buildings on the beach, but at the same time it lacks knowledge on the effect these buildings have. Therefore, we aim to understand the effect of buildings on the beach-dune interface. In this contribution, we present the results of a field experiment that, as a first step, documents the effect of building geometry on the size of aeolian deposition patterns around buildings in an open sandflat setting.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventNCK Days 2020 - NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Mar 202020 Mar 2020


ConferenceNCK Days 2020
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