Coastal Systems: Coastal Sand Dutch coastal maintenance with 5 months ago   05:33

In the field with Simon Haslett, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Wales and author of Coastal Systems (2016, University of Wales Press). Subtitles have been added to this video, which viewers might wish to use due to wind noise at the beach.
Topics: Dune formation, sand supply, accommodation space, wind, suspended transport, saltation, surface creep, strandlines, shadow dunes, embryo dunes, foredune, progradation, hind dunes, incised pathways, undercutting, dune vegetation, primary dunes, secondary dunes.
Location: Plage de Tronoan (Finistere, France).
Latitude/longitude (for Google Earth): 47°54'48.74"N, 4°20'52.12"W.
Further reading: S. K. Haslett (2016) Coastal Systems, 3rd Edition. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 230pp. Available from : (see Section 2.7).
Camera operator: Dr David Simm (Bath Spa University).

Comments 16 Comments

Cooper Denny
love a bitta this
Cooper Errington
2019 gang?
Luke Jones
Hello, do you have a video about finding drinking water on the beach? They say that the freshwater ground table can be found under the first sand dune ridge, but my experiments suggest its not always true...
idontsleeplol lol
way better than my teacher, thanks
The word is 'progradation'.
Due to the wind noise on this video, I have now added subtitles that I hope viewers will find helpful.
You look a lot like Sir David Lloyd George in your profile picture.
Eric Yoon
igcse geography mr sheehanLF)SDF)SDG)SDG:))))))))))
Matt Button
Derek and Gordon stop doing geography homework.
Katie J
Great vid :) whats the word at 3:25 ??
Luca Siciliano
If you like, have a look at the Wadden Islands north of the Netherlands; artificial for the most part, 'grass' fences are used to trigger sand deposition
Luca Siciliano
Grazie Professore
Jake Cohen
Great video, this should help with my AS course. However, at the start, you also need longshore drift too for a dune to form. Good video overall, thumbs up.
@noyoumaynoteatmyhair I'm so glad the video is of you to you in your studies, and you're right that some hind dunes can be called yellow dunes, but some may also be called 'grey dunes'. The colour is affected by time without new sand deposition and vegetation has a role too.
Your book has been like my bible for my 'Coastal Environments' topic in uni for the last semester! Now I found your vids...awesome!
Lew Bear
Thanks ive been studying up on this and this is a great vid thanks ive learned alot
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Dutch coastal maintenance with Coastal Systems: Coastal Sand 5 months ago   05:55

This video shows how Rijkswaterstaat uses sand to keep the Dutch coast safely in its place. In this way the Netherlands is protected against the sea. More information: