Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 37–50, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-37-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 37–50, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-37-2020

Research article 21 Jan 2020

Research article | 21 Jan 2020

Dynamic allometry in coastal overwash morphology

Eli D. Lazarus et al.

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Scaling relationships mathematically describe how two geometric traits of a geomorphic feature change relative to each other in a systematic way (how length changes with area in drainage basins and sedimentary deposits, for example). Here we demonstrate the emergence of scaling relationships in coastal overwash morphology. These findings may help to predict overwash deposition and offer insight into how spatial patterns in overwash morphology may self-organise.