Grupo de investigación RNM-177
Universidad de Sevilla
PAIDI. Junta de Andalucía

Vallejo Villalta I., Ojeda Zújar J., Malvarez García G. Characterization and classification of the beach-dune system of the Doñana National Park, Southern Spain. Journal of Coastal Research. 2006; 48: 112-117.


This paper presents preliminary results on the characterisation of coastal dunes of the Doñana National Park in relation to evolution of the beaches from which they were sourced. This is achieved by developing a methodology that combines the extraction of multiple variables (morphology, topography and ecology) using photogrammetric restitution, photointerpretation, development of Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The implementation of the method yields both individualised and integrated results that enable the classification of 26 kilometres of dunes relative to the adjacent active beach system. The findings are discussed in the context of existing conceptual beach-dune models.