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Sand Dunes in Europe

Figure 3: Yellow dune, with Marram Grass and Sand Couch, Wales, UK. Copyright J Pat Doody
Figure 4: Calcareous dune grassland with Galium verum and Anacamptis pyramidalis, Western Isles, Scotland. Copyright J Pat Doody
It also includes links to more detailed reports on individual countries prepared as part of a revised 'Sand Dune Inventory of Europe' (Doody ed. 1991)

Introduction

Coastal sand dunes develop on coastlines with an adequate supply of material within the size range 0.2-2.0mms. The critical factor is the availability of a sufficiently large beach, which dries out at low tide and where sand grains are blown onto the land by the action of the wind...