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The purpose of the study is to (1) identify the sources of sediment in various environments, (2) define the history and transport processes of the sediments, and (3) better understand the erosion and potential replenishment of the local beaches along the southern coast of the Baja California peninsula. For the purpose of this study, six naturally defined areas were studied separately: El Cardonal, El Arco, San Lucas, El Tiburón, El Tule, and San José.

Two main sedimentary provinces were identified via Fourier grain-shape analysis, El Médano and Los Cabos. El Médano sedimentary province includes the El Cardonal and El Arco...

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