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Izeboud, Maaike (author)
An accurate prediction of global sea-level rise requires that the cause of recent and intensifying glacier acceleration along the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) coastal margins is understood. Ice shelf thinning and abrupt ice shelf collapse have been linked to surface melt that is prevalent across coastal Antarctica. Primarily, surface melt is...
master thesis 2019
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Verschuur, Jasper (author)
Sandy beaches comprise large parts of the world's shorelines and act as a natural buffer for many exposed people and assets that are concentrated in the coastal zone. Many coastal communities are vulnerable to the impact of sea-level rise (SLR) that can amplify the episodic erosion from storms and drive structural erosion. The way communities...
master thesis 2018
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Li, Weiran (author)
Climate change has been a heated topic in recent years, and the mass loss of ice sheets is one aspect of it. The Antarctic Ice Sheet has experienced certain mass loss in the form of ice-shelf collapse and (sub-)surface melting, but thorough study remains limited due to the remote location of the continent. Therefore, remote sensing is expected...
master thesis 2018
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op 't Landt, Mark (author)
The Netherlands is a low-lying delta and therefore prone to flooding. After the flood in 1953, the Delta Committee was established which commenced the Delta Works to enhance water safety for the society and economy. The Maeslant Barrier and Eastern Scheldt Barrier are the largest and most technologically advanced flood defences which are part of...
master thesis 2018
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Michailidou, Egli (author)
Recent studies have shown that processes like the thinning of the ice shelves, the acceleration of the outlet glaciers and the collapses of the ice shelves are connected to surface melting. Several ice shelves at the Antarctic Peninsula, a region that has experienced an atmospheric warming much larger than the global average, have retreated and...
master thesis 2018
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oude Egbrink, Dirk (author)
Glacial isostatic adjustment is the viscoelastic response of the earth to ice sheet loading. Ice dynamic models employ glacial isostatic adjustment to accurately simulate bedrock uplift. In previous studies, ice dynamic models use only a constant relaxation time to predict bedrock uplift. In this study, the aim is to improve an ice dynamic model...
master thesis 2017
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Hermans, Tim (author)
Glacial isostatic adjustment is the viscoelastic response of the Earth to ice and ocean loads. In forward models of glacial isostatic adjustment, mantle viscosity is often assumed to be laterally homogeneous. However, a lateral transition in shear wave velocities suggests a sharp transition in viscosity between West and East Antarctica. Along...
master thesis 2017
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