Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1223–1237, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1223-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 1223–1237, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-1223-2021

Research article 13 Sep 2021

Research article | 13 Sep 2021

The relative influence of dune aspect ratio and beach width on dune erosion as a function of storm duration and surge level

Michael Itzkin et al.

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AR by Michael Itzkin on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 May 2021) by Andreas Baas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jun 2021) by Andreas Baas
AR by Michael Itzkin on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Aug 2021) by Andreas Baas
ED: Publish as is (18 Aug 2021) by Heather Viles(Editor)
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Studies of the impact of storms on dunes typically focus on the importance of dune elevation, here we analyze the protective services offered by the dune height and width, the morphology of the beach fronting the dune, and artificial dune construction via the use of sand fences. We find that dune volume loss most strongly correlates to beach width rather than dune shape, although when beach width is controlled for low and wide dunes offer greater protection than tall and narrow dunes.