Beach Cusps

  • Giovanni CocoEmail author


Beach cusps are one of the most commonly observed rhythmic features in the nearshore. Their formation has been related amongst other processes to the presence of standing waves or self-organization processes. This chapter provides a short introduction to the modelling of beach cusp formation and the main feed-back mechanisms between flow, sediment transport processes and morphodynamics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EnvironmentUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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