Reply to: Bruun, P., 1997 Discussion of: Bird, E.C.F., 1996. Lateral Grading of Beach Sediments: A Commentary. Journal of Coastal Research, 12(3), 774-785.

Eric Bird


I was interested in Per Bruun's comments on grain size gradations on the sandy beaches of the Danish North Sea coast, and the principles deduced from his studies. As on Chesil Beach and other laterally graded shingle beaches in southern England, sectors of coarser material are correlated with sectors of higher wave energy. I am still seeking clarification of the mechanism whereby this correlation is achieved.

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