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Impact of dune vegetation on wave and wind erosion : A case study at Ängelholm Beach, South Sweden

Lindell, Janna; Fredriksson, Caroline LU and Hanson, Hans LU (2017) In Vatten: tidskrift för vattenvård /Journal of Water Management and research 73(1-2). p.39-48
Abstract (Swedish)
På flera platser i Södra Sverige avlägsnas dynvegetation från sanddyner utmed kusten för att öka biodiversiteten i sandiga miljöer. På dessa platser sker även morfologiska förändringar, eftersom dynerna inte längre stabiliseras av vegetationen. I den här fallstudien utvärderas effekten av vegetationsborttagning på dynerosion från vind och vågor. Analys av volym- och arktäckningsförändringar visar att såväl våg- som vinderosionen ökade till följd av vegetationsborttagningen. Sand blåste iväg från strand- och dynlandskapet in i en skog bakom stranden och erosionen på dynens främre del ökade med 2–4 gånger, jämfört med dyner med intakt vegetation.
Abstract
At several places in South Sweden, dune vegetation is removed from coastal dunes with the purpose to increase biodiversity in sandy habitats. At these sites, also morphological changes take place as the dunes are no longer stabilized by vegetation. In this case study at Ängelholm Beach in South Sweden, the effect of vegetation removal on dune erosion by wind and waves is evaluated. Analyses of volume and land cover changes show that wave and wind erosion increased due to the vegetation removal. Sand was transported away from the beach and dune system, into a forest behind the beach, and dune front erosion during storms increased by 2–4 times, compared to dunes with the vegetation intact.
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dune vegetation, aeolian transport, dune erosion, coastal dunes
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Vatten: tidskrift för vattenvård /Journal of Water Management and research
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73
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1-2
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39 - 48
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Föreningen Vatten
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0042-2886
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  author       = {Lindell, Janna and Fredriksson, Caroline and Hanson, Hans},
  issn         = {0042-2886},
  keyword      = {dune vegetation,aeolian transport,dune erosion,coastal dunes},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {39--48},
  publisher    = {Föreningen Vatten},
  series       = {Vatten: tidskrift för vattenvård /Journal of Water Management and research},
  title        = {Impact of dune vegetation on wave and wind erosion : A case study at Ängelholm Beach, South Sweden},
  volume       = {73},
  year         = {2017},
}