The Consequences of ‘Flying Sands’ in the Cávado River Mouth (1700–1750)
- Author: Ana Isabel Lopes
- Edition: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
- Year: Summer 2020
- Journal: Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia
- PDF: In the first half of the eighteenth century, the Portuguese Atlantic coast was affected by windblown sands moving from the ocean to inland areas. This resulted in the destruction of local buildings, the silting of watercourses, and the sterility of agricultural fields.