A petaline sand pattern along the shoreline.

Nobuhiro Matsunaga, H. Honji

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A petaline sand pattern, which is rhythmic along the shoreline, forms due to the action of surging waves on the beach. A similar small-scale sand pattern forms in a circular wave basin, and the rhythmic spacing of the petaline sand pattern increases linearly with the swash length. (A)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalReports of Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (Kyushu University)
Issue number91 , Jul. 1981
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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