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Meirelles, Saulo (author)
This thesis examines the effects of the stratified tidal flow on the morphodynamics of the Dutch inner shelf. The south portion of the Dutch inner shelf is strongly influenced by the Rhine River ROFI (Region Of Freshwater Influence), which is generated by the discharge from the Rhine River through the Rotterdam waterways. Under stratified...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wengrove, M. E. (author), Foster, D. L. (author), Lippmann, T. C. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Calantoni, J. (author)
Bedload transport is an important mechanism for sediment flux in the nearshore. Yet few studies examine the relationship between bedform evolution and net sediment transport. Our work contributes concurrent observations of bedform mobility and bedload transport in response to wave dominant, current dominant, and combined wave-current flows in...
journal article 2019
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Dijkstra, Y.M. (author), Schuttelaars, H.M. (author), Schramkowski, G.P. (author), Brouwer, R.L. (author)
Many estuaries are strongly modified by human interventions, including substantive channel deepening. In the Ems River Estuary (Germany and Netherlands), channel deepening between the 1960s and early 2000s coincided with an increase in the maximum near-bed suspended sediment concentration from moderate (∼1 kg/m <sup>3</sup> ) to high (&gt;10...
journal article 2019
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Chavarrias Borras, V. (author), Schielen, Ralph M.J. (author), Ottevanger, W. (author), Blom, A. (author)
A two-dimensional model describing river morphodynamic processes under mixed-size sediment conditions is analysed with respect to its well posedness. Well posedness guarantees the existence of a unique solution continuously depending on the problem data. When a model becomes ill posed, infinitesimal perturbations to a solution grow infinitely...
journal article 2019
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Kumar, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2018
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Flores, Raúl P. (author), Rijnsburger, S. (author), Meirelles Nunes da Rocha, S. (author), Horner-Devine, Alexander R. (author), Souza, Alejandro J. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), Henriquez, M. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Wave-supported gravity flows (WSGFs) generate rates of sediment flux far exceeding other cross-shelf transport processes, contributing disproportionately to shelf morphology and net cross-shelf fluxes of sediment in many regions worldwide. However, the conditions deemed necessary for the formation of WSGF limit them to a narrow set of shelf...
journal article 2018
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Wei, X. (author), Kumar, M. (author), Schuttelaars, H.M. (author)
To investigate the dominant sediment transport and trapping mechanisms, a semi-analytical three-dimensional model is developed resolving the dynamic effects of salt intrusion on sediment in well-mixed estuaries in morphodynamic equilibrium. As a study case, a schematized estuary with a converging width and a channel-shoal structure...
journal article 2018
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van Prooijen, B.C. (author), Schrijvershof, R. A. (author), van der Werf, J. J. (author), Ysebaert, T. (author), Schrijver, M. C. (author), Wang, Z.B. (author)
Estuarine intertidal areas are shaped by combined astronomical and meteorological forces. This paper reveals the relative importance of tide, surge, wind, and waves for the flow and sediment transport on large intertidal shoals. Results of an intensive field campaign have been used to validate a numerical model of the Roggenplaat intertidal...
journal article 2018
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Baar, A.W. (author), de Smit, Jaco (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Kleinhans, Maarten G. (author)
Large-scale morphology, in particular meander bend depth, bar dimensions, and bifurcation dynamics, are greatly affected by the deflection of sediment transport on transverse bed slopes due to gravity and by secondary flows. Overestimating the transverse bed slope effect in morphodynamic models leads to flattening of the morphology, while...
journal article 2018
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Wei, X. (author)
Estuaries are important ecosystems accommodating a large variety of living species. Estuaries are also important to people by their demand of freshwater for drinking, irrigation, and industry. Due to natural changes and human activities, the estuarine water quality, influenced by both salinity and turbidity (the cloudiness or haziness of water),...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Flores, Raúl P. (author), Rijnsburger, S. (author), Horner-Devine, Alexander R. (author), Souza, Alejandro J. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author)
We present measurements of along and across-shore sediment transport in a region of the Dutch coast 10 km north of the Rhine River mouth. This section of the coast is characterized by strong vertical density stratification because it is within the midfield region of the Rhine region of freshwater influence, where processes typical of the far...
journal article 2017
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Hoonhout, B.M. (author)
This thesis explores the nature of aeolian sediment availability and its influence on aeolian sediment transport. The aim is to improve large scale and long term aeolian sediment transport estimates in (nourished) coastal environments. The generally poor performance of aeolian sediment transport models with respect to measurements in coastal...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Cohn, Nicholas (author), Ruggiero, P (author), de Vries, S. (author), García-Medina, Gabriel (author)
Seasonal variability in wave conditions drive corresponding cycles of erosion and accretion along sandy beaches. Despite the fact that these oscillations are well documented at numerous sites throughout the world, the physical processes driving beach recovery remain poorly understood. Using field data from a low sloping, dissipative beach in the...
conference paper 2017
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Hoonhout, B.M. (author), Luijendijk, A.P. (author), de Vries, S. (author), Roelvink, D. (author)
Expanding knowledge concerning the close entanglement between subtidal and subaerial processes in coastal environments initiated the development of the open-source Windsurf modeling framework that enables us to simulate<br/>multi-fraction sediment transport due to subtidal and subaerial processes simultaneously. The Windsurf framework couples...
conference paper 2017
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Yao, P. (author)
The Jiangsu coast is located in eastern China bordering the South Yellow Sea. It is strongly affected by the semi-diurnal tides. Both the tidal range and the tidal current vary greatly in space due to local tidal wave systems and morphologies. The radial tidal current pattern identified at the central coast is suggested to play a primary role in...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Townend, I (author), Wang, Z.B. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author), Zhou, Z. (author)
Whilst much attention has been given to models that describe wave, tide and sediment transport processes in sufficient detail to determine the local changes in bed level over a relatively detailed representation of the bathymetry, far less attention has been given to models that consider the problem at a much larger scale (e.g. that of...
journal article 2016
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Hu, Z. (author)
Tidal flat landscape formation and evolution are closely related to the biotic and abiotic processes that take place in the intertidal environments. Extensive studies have been carried out on the relevant agents such as hydrodynamics, sediment transport and the related ecosystem (vegetation and benthic communities) dynamics. However, the...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Stecca, G. (author), Siviglia, A. (author), Blom, A. (author)
Sediment of different size are transported in rivers under the action of flow. The first and still most popular sediment continuity model able to deal with mixed sediment is the so-called active layer model proposed by Hirano (1971, 1972). In this paper, we consider the one-dimensional hydromorphodynamic model given by the Saint-Venant equations...
journal article 2014
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De Lucas Pardo, M.A. (author)
Over the years, Lake Markermeer, formerly a sea arm of the North Sea, has experienced a decline in some of its ecological values. A high suspended sediment concentration in the water column of the lake is believed to be one of the causes of this ecological deterioration. Currently, short term suspended sediment dynamics are well understood. This...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Gräwe, U. (author), Burchard, H. (author), Müller, M. (author), Schuttelaars, H.M. (author)
We use an observational data set of tidal gauges in the North Sea to investigate the annual cycle of the M2 and M4 amplitudes and phases. The sea surface elevation amplitude of the M2 can vary by 8–10% and the M4 amplitude by 12–30% over the course of the year, with larger amplitudes in summer. The annual phase variations are in the range of 3...
journal article 2014
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