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W. Nardin, G. Mariotti, D. A. Edmonds, R. Guercio and S. Fagherazzi Growth of river mouth bars in sheltered bays in the presence of frontal waves Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 118

Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrf.20057

Key Points

  • Waves increase the expansion of the river-mouth jet by enhancing bed friction
  • In presence of waves the bar forms at a shorter distance from river mouth
  • Mouth bars form faster when waves are present

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