Formation of coastline features by large-scale instabilities induced by high-angle waves

@article{Ashton2001FormationOC,
  title={Formation of coastline features by large-scale instabilities induced by high-angle waves},
  author={A. Ashton and A. Murray and O. Arnoult},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={414},
  pages={296-300}
}
Alongshore sediment transport that is driven by waves is generally assumed to smooth a coastline. This assumption is valid for small angles between the wave crest lines and the shore, as has been demonstrated in shoreline models. But when the angle between the waves and the shoreline is sufficiently large, small perturbations to a straight shoreline will grow. Here we use a numerical model to investigate the implications of this instability mechanism for large-scale morphology over long… Expand

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