Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 323–334, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-323-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 323–334, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-323-2020

Research article 06 May 2020

Research article | 06 May 2020

Emerging crescentic patterns in modelled double sandbar systems under normally incident waves

Giovanni Coco et al.

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Short summary
Sandbars are ubiquitous features of the surf zone. They are rarely straight and often develop crescentic shapes. Double sandbar systems are also common, but the possibility of feedback between inner and outer sandbars has not been fully explored. The presence of double sandbar systems affects wave transformation and can result in a variety of spatial patterns. Here we model the conditions, waves and initial bathymetry that lead to the emergence of different patterns.