Preliminary classification of coastal dunes of KwaZulu-Natal.

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The 550 km-long KwaZulu-Natal coast broadly divides into a bedrock-framed southern section and northern coastal plain section, each of approximately equal length. Seven types of coastal dune are identified on this coast: estuary barrier dunes; mainland beach foredunes; prograded beachridge dunes; headland bypass dunes; transverse dune fields; parabolic/migrating dunefield; and climbing dunes. The development and distribution of the various dune forms is more strongly controlled by the geological setting than the aerodynamic regime.
LanguageEnglish
Pages718-722
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
VolumeS.I. 7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2014

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