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Walraven, Bas (author)
Droughts are considered to be one of the most damaging, yet least understood, natural hazards of all. Despite their prevalence, a thorough understanding of them lacks because they are such complex phenomena, and their manifestation can differ depending on the region they occur in. Monitoring hydrological variables and processes is imperative for...
master thesis 2021
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Jamalinia, E. (author), Sadeghi Tehrani, F. (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author)
Climatic conditions and vegetation cover influence water flux in a dike, and potentially the dike stability. A comprehensive numerical simulation is computationally too expensive to be used for the near real-time analysis of a dike network. Therefore, this study investigates a random forest (RF) regressor to build a data-driven surrogate for a...
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Marcal Terreri, Lucas (author)
In order to study the effects of Urban Heat Island and the possibilities of combating it with Vegetation Cooling, this thesis project proposes the use of available tools/information in Building Information Modelling. By building on an empirically validated model for the calculation of UHI, this project undertakes the translation of that model...
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Sandhu, Vita (author)
Increases in crop production show increasing trends in agricultural intensification. These trends are predominant in the corn and soybean crop production of the United States' Midwest region. The increase of production and irrigation in the past 20 years is spatially diverse, with some regions in the Midwest intensifying agriculture at faster...
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Bossenbroek, Yoram (author)
In this study, the effects of extreme flood events on vegetation and morphological patterns in a natural river were investigated. For this purpose a new vegetation-development model was introduced and linked to a hydro-morphodynamic Delft3D Flexible Mesh model. Based on the results in this study it can be concluded that the direct effects of an...
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de Bruijn, Max (author)
Conventional dike reinforcement measures do not take vegetation into account, while vegetation contains wave damping properties. Reasoning for this is that vegetation in general is seen as temporary and hence may be removed in the future. In this case study for the Dutch waterboard WDOD, the wave damping properties of vegetation in a floodplain...
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Balasubramanian, Aarabhi (author)
Increasing burdens on the earth’s resource systems are affecting not only the well-being of the planet, but also affects human health, safety and security. The increasing population and the aggregation of people in dense urban pockets adds to the pressures on already complex and volatile global systems. Our systems need to adapt and be resilient...
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Fuentes Flores, Noemi (author)
Temperatures in the planet are rising, our cities are not designed for extreme weather and that makes urban heatwaves a deathly hazard. The Red Cross, an organisation who’s vision prevents and alleviates human suffering partnered with the TU Delft for a strategic design approach to find solutions for this wicked problem. This project explores...
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Ascencio Ascencio, J.A. (author)
Climate change puts under pressure existing and future coastal interventions. Growing threats like sea-level rise and intensity of storms require solutions to be adaptable and resilient. Nature-based solutions have shown to tackle these challenges while providing social, environmental, and economic benefits. The role of vegetation in coastal...
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van Batenburg, K. (author)
In recent years, the interest in integrating shore protection with the local ecosystems has increased. In comparison with the traditional reinforced embankments, integrated shores form a gradual transition from land to water where shore vegetation can establish itself. These nature-friendly shores have a positive impact upon the water quality,...
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Xie, Xinbai (author)
Current climate change characterized by increasing temperature has led to an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme droughts that have more prolonged and profound ecohydrological and social impacts. By paying attention to the hydrological change before and after extreme drought and the patterns of drought recovery of ecohydrological...
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Hendriks, Céline (author)
In 2017 the island Sint Maarten was hit by hurricane Irma. Approximately ninety-one per cent of the build environment was damaged. This made the existing housing shortage, caused by a growing population, even more significant. Now, three years later, the residential area of Philipsburg is mostly deserted. With the departure of its residents, the...
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Wei, Mengya (author)
Root zone storage capacity Sr is a significant variable for hydrology and climate studies, as it strongly influences the hydrological behaviour of a catchment. A climate-derived method (water-balance between precipitation and transpiration) was applied for estimating Sr values for 113 catchments in Australia. Various climate, hydrological and...
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de Groot, Rob (author)
Automatically generated 3D city models are becoming less of a futuristic, demanding or even impossible to attain goal, and more of a necessary, or vastly sought after, means for a multitude of applications. The current prevalence of open geographic information, such as nationwide-covering LiDAR datasets in the Netherlands, opens up opportunities...
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Altenburg, Marte (author)
Technologies for the reduction of the carbon dioxide emissions in the Dutch vegetable oil and fat industry are identified and characterised by their costs and carbon emission reduction potential. The Dutch vegetable oil and fat industry consists of seven companies each producing more than 10 kton CO2 per year, emitting a total of 0.36 Mton CO2...
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Verhoeven, Vincent (author)
The aim of this thesis project is to investigate the temporal changes of vegetation in Europe using statistical analysis and machine learning. A methodology is used consisting of five main steps. The first is data pre-processing, which is used to reduce the noise within the data set. This is followed by classification, which divides the data...
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Jamalinia, E. (author), Vardon, P.J. (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
The stability of a dike is influenced strongly by its water content, via both changing its weight and strength. While safety calculations using both analytical and numerical methods are well studied, the impact of surface boundaries exposed to natural conditions is rarely considered, nor is the fact that this surface is covered in vegetation and...
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Reis, Rui Almeida (author), Pires-Silva, António A. (author), Juana Fortes, Conceição (author), Suzuki, T. (author)
The vegetation capacity to protect the coasts from wave action is becoming more important and attractive due to ongoing sea level rise and increasing storminess. In addition, it is a quite environmentally friendly way. Quantifying the vegetation effect in wave propagation will be relevant for coastal management. A non-hydrostatic wave model...
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Vreugdenhil, M. (author), Navacchi, Claudio (author), Bauer-Marschallinger, Bernhard (author), Hahn, Sebastian (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author), Pfeil, Isabella (author), Dorigo, Wouter (author), Wagner, Wolfgang (author)
Vegetation products based on microwave remote sensing observations, such as Vegetation Optical Depth (VOD), are increasingly used in a variety of applications. One disadvantage is the often coarse spatial resolution of tens of kilometers of products retrieved from microwave observations from spaceborne radiometers and scatterometers. This can...
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Hahn, Sebastian (author), Wagner, Wolfgang (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author), Vreugdenhil, M. (author), Melzer, Thomas (author)
This study investigates the performance of the TU Wien soil moisture retrieval (TUW-SMR) algorithm by adapting the strength of the vegetation correction. The semiempirical change detection method TUW-SMR exploits the multiangle backscatter observations from spaceborne fan-beam scatterometer systems in order to derive surface soil moisture...
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