A morphodynamic model has been applied to explain the characteristics of
transverse sandbars observed in the inner surf zone of open beaches. The model describes
the feedback between waves, rollers, depth-averaged currents and bed evolution, so that
self-organized processes can develop.
Ribas, F. [et al.]. Modeling and analyzing observed transverse sand bars in the surf zone. "Journal of geophysical research", 25 Abril 2012, vol. 117, núm. F02013, p. 1-16.