'Low energy' sandy beaches in marine and estuarine environments: a review

N.L. Jackson, K.F. Nordstrom, Ian Eliot, G. Masselink

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    Abstract

    This review was undertaken to identify locations where low energy beaches may occur and their diagnostic forms and process controls, including waves, tides and water levels. Examples are drawn from the sheltered coastline of Western Australia near Perth and fetch-limited estuarine environments on the northeast coast of the United States. We suggest that the term low energy be used in locations where: (1) non-storm significant wave heights are minimal (e.g.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-162
    JournalGeomorphology
    Volume48
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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