Coastal Systems: Beach ridges
In the field with Professor Simon Haslett talking to Professor Jon Nott (James Cook University). Simon Haslett is Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Wales, Newport. Please leave a comment if you found this video of use in your studies. New videos will be added from time to time, so you may wish to subscribe to this channel. Topics: beach ridges, coarse sand, progradation, beach erosion, hard engineering, buffer zones, coastal development, sediment supply, cyclones. Location: Wonga Beach (Queensland, Australia). Latitude/longitude (for Google Earth): 16°19'15.76"S, 145°25'20.08"E. Further reading: J Nott, S Smithers, K Walsh, E Rhodes (2009) Sand beach ridges record 6000 year history of extreme tropical cyclone activity in northeastern Australia, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1511-1520; J Nott (2006) Extreme Events. Cambridge University Press; S. K. Haslett (2009) Coastal Systems (2nd edition), Routledge: New York and London (see Sections 2.6 and 5.3) (available from bookstores and www.routledge.com).