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Burgers, Elsje (author)
Estuaries have always been important for mankind and therefore it is essential to have a good understanding of the flow and sediment dynamics there. The goal of this thesis is twofold. One objective is to use an existing model to gain a more thorough understanding of the flow dynamics in an estuary. The second objective is to extend the model...
master thesis 2020
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Knoester, Ferdi (author)
Estuaries are dynamic partially enclosed water bodies that are constantly or periodically influenced by the ocean and at least occasionally impacted by river discharge. This creates unique but fragile ecosystems that have to be managed with care in order to be recreationally, economically and ecologically valuable. One of the management issues...
master thesis 2020
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Sindy, F. (author)
In this thesis the water motion and sediment dynamics are investigated in a periodically closed and opened estuary. The water motion in an estuary is mainly driven by the semi-diurnal tide with an period of 12h25m and river discharge. An example of such an estuary is the Ems-Dollard estuary. Recent observations show an increase in tidal range ...
bachelor thesis 2020
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Donkers, Paul (author)
The goal of this thesis is to create a theoreticalmodel that captures the influence of wind on the horizontal and vertical salinity distribution in an estuary, as well as the dynamics that arise within the estuary. A secondary, numerical model, that uses fewer assumptions, will be developed and analysed. This serves to determine whether the...
master thesis 2020
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Zuñiga Blanco, M.J. (author)
The city of Puntarenas in Costa Rica is one of the many examples along the country’s pacific coast, where settlements have developed and survived by the extraction/exploitation of marine resources and the chain of industries that follow. Currently, these coastal communities are being affected by an amount of socio-economical issues, some...
master thesis 2020
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van Gijzen, Laurie (author)
Introduction <br/>San Francisco Bay is one of the largest estuaries of the US Pacific Coast with an area of 4000 km2. It consists of two hydrologically distinctive sub-embayments North Bay and South Bay. South Bay is unique as it does not experience the freshwater flushing typical for estuaries. It experiences the largest freshwater input during...
master thesis 2020
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de Jongh, Thijs (author)
In this thesis the hydrodynamic behaviour of an idealised relatively short tidal estuary is studied using a cross-sectionally averaged model, i.e. a one dimensional model. The geometry of the estuary is simplified and only the hydrodynamic processes are considered. This model is used to gain insight in the behaviour of currents and water levels...
bachelor thesis 2020
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Bakker, Floor (author)
To exploit its socio-economic functions, engineering measures are regularly applied in estuaries. Estuaries are, however, known to be very complex systems. Stemming from this complexity is the generation of a so-called estuarine turbidity maximum (ETM), which poses great siltation problems to the engineering measures. An engineering measure,...
master thesis 2020
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de Goede, Roel (author)
A study of five European estuaries by Winterwerp and Wang (2013) showed that tidal ranges increased significantly along with the ongoing narrowing and deepening of these estuaries. In addition to an increase in tidal range, a dramatic increase in suspended sediment concentrations has been observed in the Ems (Germany) and Loire (France)...
master thesis 2020
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Bax, Rutger (author)
This thesis research has been conducted to analyse the sediment dynamics in the Yangon Estuary, in order to define the cause for the sedimentation in Monkey Point Channel. For years, Yangon Port has been suffering from limited accessibility due to the sedimentation in the channel and currently daily dredging is required in order to let ships...
master thesis 2019
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da Fonseca, Ana (author)
This project initiates by looking at the space as a territory (Raffestin, 2012), constructed through social interactions and networks. I believe the design project must anticipate the global social and economic shifts that are present within the territory of the North Sea and must be shaped in relation to the effects of these changes on local...
master thesis 2019
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Bouwman, Dennis (author)
Using an idealized width-averaged model, the influence of spring-neap cycles on the transport and trapping of suspended fine sediment in tide-dominated estuaries is investigated. To this end we introduce a multiple time scale expansion. This provides a mathematically sound argument for treating the fast ebb-flood cycle and the slow spring-neap...
master thesis 2019
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de Boer, Jan Gerk (author)
Due to increasing human land use, the world’s biodiversity is declining. These losses of biodiversity in many places create problems for the resilience of the ecosystems in which we live. How we design our spaces has an impact on all the species that live in them. In order to protect and improve the biodiversity, spatial designers should change...
master thesis 2019
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Kosters, Anna (author)
Like many rivers around the world, the Loire river in France has a history of human interventions in order to facilitate navigation and port development. Next to affecting bed levels directly, the heavy modification of the river-estuary has induced significant changes in the hydrodynamic and morphodynamic behaviour of the Loire. As a result, the...
master thesis 2019
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Deckers, Daan (author), van Dijk, Mathijs (author), Grund, Mitchel (author), Hendrickx, Gijs (author), de Koning, René (author), Smit, Niels (author)
This report contains the conceptual lay-out for two possible expansions of the port of Bahía Blanca. To determine the best conceptual lay-outs, emphasis is drawn to understand the physical system to determine the effect of the expansion of the port on the natural system. The port of Bahía Blanca is situated at the end of a ria, or tidal basin....
student report 2018
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Baskoro, Muhammad Adib Sinto (author)
The upper reservoir intervals of the Lower Jurassic Åre Formation in the Heidrun Field (Offshore mid-Norway) are very heterolithic and have the lowest oil recovery factor of the field despite significant amounts of remaining reserves. One of these reservoir zones is the formation Åre 6.2, which is mainly composed of tide-dominated heterolithic...
master thesis 2018
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van der Auweraert, Elwin (author)
Trace metals appear in estuarine systems in two forms: dissolved and particulate. <br/>Describing the partitioning between these two forms is done by a coefficient, K_d, which relies on a number of environmental parameters, such as the salinity of the water and the seasonally dependent biological activity. Although this coefficient is known to...
master thesis 2018
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Monclus Abadal, Albert (author)
Sandy barriers comprise 12% of coastlines around the world, and most of these barriers enclose tidal bays and lagoons. These systems accommodate human settlements vulnerable to climate change, which offer enough economic, social, and environmental utility to require further research on the impact of climate change and subsequent best management...
master thesis 2018
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Hu, Xiaoyue (author)
Thames estuary of UK is one of the most dynamic area with vulnerable coastline, but still most of residents there have no idea about what is happening and what will happen in their surroundings. Hence,the design of Environment Research Center intends to stress the dynamic climate changes in an adaptive way. The Environment Research Center is...
master thesis 2018
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Hamza, Fathima (author)
This project traces the role the North Sea has played in the history of the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on territorial control. In a post-Brexit scenario where supply chains between the island and the continent are interrupted, the contiguous zone just twelve nautical miles from the coast of the UK provides an ideal economic grey...
master thesis 2018
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