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The Dunes of the California Coast
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active dunes active masses active sand aerophotos alluvial Arroyo Socorro Baja California barrier beach bluff Bodega Head bordering California coast Callender cliff coastal dunes coastal trend Cooper cover Creek dune area dune complex dune forms dune masses dune sand dune-shrub edge effective wind eolian erosion extends Flandrian dune belt Flandrian transgression foredune forest Golden Gate height hillocks Humboldt Bay indicate inland km south layer lee slope littoral drift Locality 19 lowland marram grass Monterey Bay mouth Mussel Rock narrow northern northwest Nuevo Point older dune Oregon parabola parallel pattern perched dunes plants Point Arena Point Conception pre-Flandrian dune sheet pre-Flandrian sheet precipitation present ravine recent receptive shore Salinas River San Francisco Santa Maria River sea level seaward shrubs slipface Smith River Socorro soil southeast southward species stabilized dunes steep strip substratum terrace surface Tillamook Head tongues topography total velocity transverse ridges trough valley vegetation windward zone