Experiments on the formation of beach cusps
Leidse Geologische Mededelingen , Volume 9 - Issue 1 p. 79- 104
Experiments are described in which artificial beaches were attacked by a combination of running waves parallel to the coast and superposed standing waves at right angles to the former. Beach cusps were formed only when a steep beach was eroded by the waves. Observations in nature are cited that appear to support the view that standing waves may be the cause of beach cusps, but further data are needed before a definite conclusion can be arrived at.
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Escher, B.G. (1937). Experiments on the formation of beach cusps. Leidse Geologische Mededelingen, 9(1), 79–104.