KM-Scale Shoreline Sand Waves In The Western Mediterranean Sea

  • Albert FalquésEmail author
  • Francesca Ribas


Available satellite images of the coastlines of the western Mediterranean Sea are examined to identify km-scale shoreline sand waves. The sites are classified as open coasts, deltas or sheltered shores. We find a significant number of shoreline undulations along the Spanish coast (Andalucia and Catalonia). The Rhône delta, Sicily and the Nador lagoon in Marocco also show coastal stretches with such undulations. We present a number of pictures and a table summarizing the results of the study.


Shoreline undulations Satellite images River deltas Sheltered shores 



This research has been funded by the Spanish government through the research projects CTM2012-35398 and CTM2015-66225-C2-1-P (co-funded by FEDER, U.E.).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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