Data from airport or NOAA meteorological stations were used to construct Fryberger and Dean (1979) sand drift
potential diagrams for 41 coastal locations.
zone was transformed into sand deposition zone along with the accumulation of sand materials.
"Only yesterday there were sand drifts
where the city and bridge stand today," said Shamoon Zamir, associate professor of Literature and Visual Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi.
Rocks and sand drifted
into the roads in Jounieh in Mount Lebanon, where the water level in the street reached half-a-meter high.Aa
"Some areas have snowdrifts, but we have big sand drifts
, so just leaving them for six months is a terrible idea and will look awful," she said.
up, mingled with the blue screen, whipped its back like a cat in the desert.
A fine sand drifts
over from the site and builds up around the house.
Models of how sand drifts
from place to place offshore are useful to coastal engineers and others interested in stabilizing shorelines and preventing beach erosion, biologists concerned with the movement of nutrients along the ocean bottom, and geologists prospecting for trace metals, which tend to accumulate in sandbars.
Photo: Beach-hugging road leads bikers along 6 1/2 miles of coastline; fat tires on all-terrain bikes help in sand drifts