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Volume 14, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 14, 5533-5549, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5533-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 5533-5549, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5533-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 Dec 2017

Research article | 07 Dec 2017

Exploring the contributions of vegetation and dune size to early dune development using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imaging

Marinka E. B. van Puijenbroek et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Oct 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Marinka van Puijenbroek on behalf of the Authors (04 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Oct 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
RR by Patrick A. Hesp (25 Oct 2017)
RR by Anne-Lise Montreuil (02 Nov 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Marinka van Puijenbroek on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Nov 2017) by Andreas Ibrom
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Understanding the contribution of the vegetation and dune size to nebkha dune growth could improve model predictions on coastal dune development. We monitored a natural nebkha dune field with a drone with camera. Our results show that dune growth in summer is mainly determined by dune size, whereas in winter dune growth was determined by vegetation. In our study area the growth of exposed dunes was restricted by storm erosion, whereas growth of sheltered dunes was restricted by sand supply.
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