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IJntema, Jelmer (author)
In recent years, the awareness of climate change and sea level rise has grown. Especially in low lying countries like the Netherlands, with a large river delta with a high economical and natural value, extreme variations in water levels will have great impact. Former used solutions proofed to be expensive and in some cases disturbed the dynamics...
master thesis 2021
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Christiaanse, Jakob (author)
Continuous sea level rise and growing environmental awareness have led to increasing implementation of nature-based solutions to counter coastal erosion. An example in the Netherlands is the Sand Engine---a mega-scale sand nourishment designed to feed the Dutch coast over a period of 20 years. For such designs to work, a good understanding of...
master thesis 2021
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Duro, G. (author)
Banks constitute important areas for the river ecology since they provide a multitude of favourable conditions for flora and fauna. The hydromorphological diversity typical of these transitional zones between water and land, and the associated processes of erosion and accretion, make riverbanks vital for many aquatic and riparian plants and...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Ton, A.M. (author), Vuik, V. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author)
The morphodynamic behaviour of low-energy beaches is poorly understood, compared to that of exposed coasts. This study analyses the morphological development of sandy, low-energy beaches and the steering hydrodynamic processes. Four densely-monitored study sites in the non-tidal lake Markermeer in the Netherlands offered a unique opportunity...
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Acevedo Goldaracena, Fernando (author)
Sediment nourishments have become an increasingly attractive alternative to deal with continuous bed degradation problems in the river system. When supplied to the river, sediment nourishments induce a sediment wave that propagates through the system causing changes in bed level and bed surface texture. In the present study we use a one...
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Li, Zhaoyi (author)
This report investigates the long-term morphological changes caused by the DELTA 21 project at the northern side, including the large scale morphological development with Delft3D model and at local scale the coastline deformation with UNIBEST-CL model. The necessity of the layout design improvement of DELTA 21 is analyzed by comparing different...
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Gerritsma, Isabel (author)
Degrading mangrove forests and coinciding erosive coastlines is an urgent global concern. Mangroves are essential for their interaction with hydrodynamic and sediment processes at mangrove-mud coasts. Earlier on, solutions were sought in building ’hard’ structures, such as concrete sea walls, to lower incoming wave energy and enhance...
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Zaldivar Piña, Mayra (author)
In recent years, there has been an increasing need for solutions against the threats that SLR and climate change represent for coastal systems, especially in low lying areas like the SW Dutch coast. Simultaneously, awareness of the impacts that human activities have on natural environments has surged. Integrated and sustainable solutions are...
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Botman, Paul (author)
To improve the socioeconomic situation in the Republic of Nicaragua, the government has decided to strengthen the country’s transport infrastructure by building a port on the Caribbean coast. The future port will be in Bluefields Bay, which can be characterised as a lagoon-shaped estuary. The inner basin is connected to the sea by two tidal...
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author)
Intertidal flats — regions of estuaries that emerge every tide from the water — form unique ecosystems. Benthic communities living in the bed are a valuable food source for wading birds. Salt marshes present on these flats further enhance the biodiversity. Through the damping of waves, intertidal flats also contribute to the safety of the...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Phan, M.H. (author)
Coastal retreat problems occur in many deltas over the world. Coastal features are not constant over time and are affected by sea level rise, river runoff, sediment supply, wave and tidal energy, underlying geology and climate. In addition, human activities profoundly influence the coastal processes as a result of changing natural patterns of...
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Burgers, F. (author)
The resiliency of coral reef islands to changing environments associated with climate change is controlled by the delicate balance between the import and export of sediment. The majority of the sediment is derived from coral reefs for which the stability of these islands is directly related to reef health. Understanding the sediment signature...
student report 2020
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Bosboom, J. (author)
This thesis investigates the behaviour of the often used point-wise skill score, the MSESSini a.k.a. BSS, and develops new error metrics that, as opposed to point-wise metrics, take the spatial structure of morphological patterns into account. The...
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Wang, Zhengbing (author), Townend, Ian (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author)
Aggregation is used to represent the real world in a model at an appropriate level of abstraction. We used the convection-diffusion equation to<br/>examine the implications of aggregation progressing from a three-dimensional (3D) spatial description to a model representing a system as a<br/>single box that exchanges sediment with the adjacent...
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Mosselman, E. (author)
This editorial regards a Special Issue of Water on river training. It introduces five papers in a framework of history, fundamentals, case studies and future. Four papers result from decades of experience with innovation, planning, design and implementation of river training works on rivers in Colombia, the Rhine branches in the Netherlands and...
contribution to periodical 2020
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Bosboom, J. (author), Mol, M. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author), de Valk, C. F. (author)
Although commonly used for the validation of morphological predictions, point-wise accuracy metrics, such as the root-mean-squared error (RMSE), are not well suited to demonstrate the quality of a high-variability prediction; in the presence of (often inevitable) location errors, the comparison of depth values per grid point tends to favour...
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Mathew, R. (author), Winterwerp, J.C. (author)
Estuarine sediment dynamics are a consequence of various forcings (barotropic, estuarine circulation, and fluvial) that vary in space and time. Here, we present a study examining sediment dynamics in a narrow microtidal estuary, the Lower Passaic River in New Jersey, USA. The analysis incorporates measurements of suspended sediments,...
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van Bemmelen, C.W.T. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Darnall, J. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author)
Beach scarps are nearly vertical seaward facing sandy cliffs within the cross-shore beach profile. These features are often associated with eroding (nourished) coastlines and can reach heights of O(2–3 m). An analysis of a six-year dataset of beach scarp presence at the nourished Sand Engine beach shows that the formation of beach scarps at the...
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Hiemstra, K.S. (author), van Vuren, S. (author), Vinke, Frederik R.S. (author), Jorissen, Richard E. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Worldwide, rivers provide important socio-economic and environmental functions and are essential to human well-being. The growing demand of user-functions and the change in river conditions due to large-scale morphology and climate change, increase the pressure on lowland river systems (e.g. Rhine, Meuse, Danube and Mississippi). To ensure a...
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Elmilady, H.M.S.M.A. (author), Van Der Wegen, M. (author), Roelvink, D. (author), van der Spek, A. (author)
Intertidal shoals are vital components of estuaries. Tides, waves, and sediment supply shape the profile of estuarine shoals. Ensuring their sustainability requires an understanding of how such systems will react to sea level rise (SLR). In contrast to mudflats, sandy shoals have drawn limited attention in research. Inspired by a channel...
journal article 2020
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