By Jorge Guillén, Juan Acosta, Francesco Latino Chiocci, Albert Palanques
This atlas illustrates the features of present-day bedforms, from the coastline to deep-sea environments, and it's also brief studies of the most mechanisms that generate such bedforms. The atlas is geared toward the examine group, as well as scholars, the general public at huge and corporations with pursuits within the marine setting. The e-book is split into seven sections composed of a couple of brief chapters: 1) bedform research and the most actual procedures, 2) bedforms within the coastal area, three) bedforms on prodeltas and taken care of bedforms, four) bedforms at the continental shelf, five) bedforms and benthos, 6) bedforms in submarine canyons and seven) slope and deep-sea bedforms. This atlas bargains a complete, although no longer exhaustive, view of the range of bedforms and linked approaches and of the morphological and temporal scales within the enclosed tideless western Mediterranean Sea.
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These ridges have wavelengths of 4–10 km and their growth, orientation and along-shore migration is related to the mean storm-driven currents. They migrate downstream with velocities of 1–10 m/year and the seaward end of the ridges is shifted upstream with respect to their shoreface attachment (see van de Meene et al. 1996). Fig. 3 Shoreface-connected sand ridges on the Long Island continental shelf. Reprinted from Nnaﬁe et al. (2014b), with permission from Elsevier The formation of these ridges was ﬁrst simulated by Trowbridge (1995) by applying linear stability analysis to a morphodynamic model based on a depth-averaged storm-driven flow over a sloping inner shelf.
Atlas of Bedforms in the Western Mediterranean by Jorge Guillén, Juan Acosta, Francesco Latino Chiocci, Albert Palanques