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Post, Umbriël (author)
Climate change causes temperatures to rise worldwide. Up until now it is unclear what effect this has on the global water cycle. In this study the output of two GFDL model experiments were thoroughly investigated and used in the moisture tracking model WAM-2layers, accounting for model runs in a past case in the end-20th century and future case...
master thesis 2019
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Rosier, Job (author)
Nearly all major glaciers in Greenland have reduced in size over the last two decades. An increase in the amount of ice transported from the Greenland ice sheet to the oceans is predicted following an increase in Arctic air and ocean temperatures. One of the last glaciers with a floating ice shelf and draining a substantial area of the Greenland...
master thesis 2019
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Raza, Nauman (author)
A vast majority (84%) of all countries in the world have coastlines and 80-100% of their population resides within 100 km of the shoreline. Studies show a major growth in population in low-elevation coastal zones and a scenario of rising sea level may force millions of people to relocate. To deal with the increased frequency of extreme events...
master thesis 2019
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Min, Anne-wil (author)
The purpose of this graduation report is to give an overview and inspiration on the route towards a resilient & attractive metropolitan [food] landscape of Amsterdam in 2050. The topic of research is the impact of climate change, unsustainable agriculture and urbanisation towards 2050, on the agricultural landscapes in the metropolitan...
master thesis 2019
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Lambert, Ingrid (author)
Accelerated sea level rise (SLR) is predicted to have multiple adverse impacts on the coastal zone, aggravating phenomena such as coastal erosion on sandy coasts. For climate change adaptation planning and informing policy, morphodynamic changes occurring at coastlines are becoming increasingly important. In this study, a calibrated Delft3D...
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Niazi, Muhammad Hassan Khan (author)
The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme events due to global warming and climate change is increasing flood risk. To act, rather than react, nature-based solutions (NBS) involving vegetation and wetlands are being explored on top of conventional solutions like dikes. WHY? There was a dire need for global study quantifying the potential...
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Scott, Fred (author)
Many tropical, coral reef-lined coasts, are low-lying with elevations less than five meters above mean sea level. Climate-change-driven sea level rise, coral reef decay and changes in (storm) wave climate will lead to greater chance and impacts of wave-driven flooding, posing a heavy threat to these coastal communities. Early warning systems ...
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Mori, Sofia (author)
The practice of almost any sport requires friendly and comfortable environmental conditions, cool temperatures and medium humidity levels, as well as satisfactory lighting and ventilation performance (Torsing et al., 2016). The complex challenge of designing sport infrastructure is likely to become even bigger in the expected future warmer...
master thesis 2019
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Miteva, Iliyana (author)
Presently, the urban and natural systems in the world are trying to balance between coping with the extreme climate conditions and the expanding development. The urgency of accommodating these changes calls for flexible and adaptive response, which can sustain the risks and enhance the performance of the systems. This graduation thesis studies...
master thesis 2019
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Wang, Yilin (author)
Facing a lot of challenges brought by climate change, this thesis aims to explore long-term landscape-based solutions for the vulnerable low-lying area in Miami-Dade County to increase the adaptation towards Climate Change through the integration of flood impact mitigation and environment enhancement on spatial-social-ecological aspects. Public...
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Sarkisian, David (author)
It is said that Dutch winters are becoming milder and that we experience less severe winters nowadays. In this thesis it is attempted to test meteorological data on whether there is a significant trend. This is done by using the Mann-Kendall test and Sen’s slope estimator. In the last chapter the cultural impact of the changing winters on the...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Gonçalo Melo, Leonardo (author)
In this thesis two different approaches for the construction of environmental extensions compatible with the MRIO database EUREGIO are compared alongside with the latest liter- ature on consumption-based accounts. To date, few studies have focused on the provision of sub-national accounts at the NUTS2 level of detail and never production-based...
master thesis 2019
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Veenman, Tjerk (author)
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student report 2019
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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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Rasing, Sjoerd (author)
“It was generally believed that losing one’s life to a hurricane is… something that happens in far-away places,” the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh wrote in his 2017 book ‘The Great Derangement’ (p. 26). The current climate and environmental crises are in the very first place crises of culture, crises of imagination. [...] An idea in close...
master thesis 2019
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Wolf, Malte (author)
Humanity is facing large scale environmental challenges emerging from the anthropogenic climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are widely considered to be the main driver of the changing climate. With the built environment currently being accountable for about 40% for our total GHG emissions there is a great urgency to act and change our...
master thesis 2019
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Aranguren Rojas, Ignacio (author)
This thesis adopt existing methodologies for flood-risk assessment in other civil infrastructure (such as dams or urban flooding) and apply them in road type infrastructure in order to quantitatively assess flood vulnerability and risk in project locations where historical closure data is not available and the complex global network-approach...
master thesis 2019
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Hiemstra, Koen (author)
The summer and autumn of 2018 showed the negative effects of both low-flow conditions and bed degradation over the last century on the river functions of the Dutch Rhine. These resulted in record-breaking water levels, extreme low navigation depth and subsequently nautical problems. As climate change will increase the inter-annual variability of...
master thesis 2019
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van der Hoek, Alexander (author)
The aim of the Building with Nature (BwN) design philosophy is to improve on a traditional approach for infrastructural projects by utilising natural processes to create benefits for society and nature. In a fast-changing world where climate action is becoming increasingly important, there is need for an innovative approach in large...
master thesis 2018
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Pietersen, Franka (author)
Climate change is likely to affect our infrastructures in the Netherlands and seems to accelerate: sooner, faster, stronger. This stresses the need for adaptable infrastructure. Asset owners cannot assume a certain final situation of the infrastructure and the impacts on it due to climate change. This report answers the following research...
master thesis 2018
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