Sand Dune Inventory of Europe 1991
This report, which was presented to the European Coastal Conservation Conference, held in the Netherlands in November 1991, attempts to provide an overview of the sand dune resource throughout the whole of Europe including Scandinavia, the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean.
A summary of the nature of the sand dunes and their origins are given in each country section . The information sources are identified and an attempt is made to establish the total area of blown sand to help provide a basis for assessment of man's impact on dunes. The main vegetation types are described. These are grouped according to their successional sequence from the beach inland.
For each of the stages in dune development, an attempt is made to give an indication of their importance. These are briefly set in the context of both historical and present day management. The importance of the calcium carbonate content of the sand, sea level rise, and exposure are also considered.
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Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 1991··
Doody, J.P. (Ed.). 1991. Sand Dune Inventory of Europe. JNCC, Peterborough.
This report was presented to the European Coastal Conservation Conference held in the Netherlands in November 1991, and attempts to provide an overview of the sand dune resource throughout Europe
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
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