Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
13 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 13 Dec 2023

Coexistence of two dune scales in a lowland river

Judith Y. Zomer, Bart Vermeulen, and Antonius J. F. Hoitink


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2023-12', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2023-12', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jun 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on esurf-2023-12', Judith Zomer, 28 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Judith Zomer on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Jul 2023) by Andreas Baas
RR by Julia Cisneros (21 Aug 2023)
ED: Publish as is (13 Oct 2023) by Andreas Baas
ED: Publish as is (17 Oct 2023) by Andreas Lang (Editor)
AR by Judith Zomer on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2023)
Short summary
Secondary bedforms that are superimposed on large, primary dunes likely play a large role in fluvial systems. This study demonstrates that they can be omnipresent. Especially during peak flows, they grow large and can have steep slopes, likely affecting flood risk and sediment transport dynamics. Primary dune morphology determines whether they continuously or intermittently migrate. During discharge peaks, the secondary bedforms can become the dominant dune scale.