Lake Michigan Coastal Dunes
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Introduction to Lake Michigan Coastal Dunes
Features and Types of Dunes
Wind, Sand and Coastal Dunes
Climate, Dune, Lake and Seasonal Factors
Methods, Results and Research Students
References and Links to More Information


Research Methods

We use a variety of methods to measure sand movement processes, changes to the dunes, and the local conditions that affect processes and changes.

See the sections on Processes and Environment to learn why we need to collect these data. 

   Emptying sand trap in winter.
Monitoring sand traps in Hoffmaster State Park (February 2005).
Measuring Sand Transport and Dune Change
Monitoring Weather and Climate
Measuring Surface Conditions
Other Measurements

regional weather data

Dune Features Inventory

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