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Petchiappan, Ashwini (author)
The Amazon rainforest is among the most vital ecosystems on earth, holding about a quarter of the global terrestrial carbon sink. Since 2005, three 100-year return period droughts have occurred, the likes of which have the potential to turn the forest from a carbon sink to a source – meaning disastrous consequences for the planet. Monitoring of...
master thesis 2019
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Ramachandran, Shirish (author)
This project is based on two sustainable construction methods, namely up-cycling (reuse of materials) and vertical farming (green facades). These two concepts are combined to form a ‘Do It Yourself’ double skin façade, a double skin façade made with re-used sliding doors, which is aimed to be capable of developing ‘Edible Green’, which refers to...
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Giltay, Joris (author)
An issue in driving simulation is that behaviour displayed in simulation does not exactly replicate behaviour in real-life. For example, roadside vegetation density impacts a driver’s speed and lateral position in on-road studies, but not in driving simulator studies. In this study it is investigated if the increase in fidelity and presence that...
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Blaak, Nathan (author)
This thesis started with the question of ‘’What is the necessity of all packaging in food products?’’. The problem of packaging waste is undeniable, an example of the cause of packing to the environment is the ‘’plastic soup’’. Plastic packaging degrades over time, which produces microplastics. Microplastics accumulate in the environment and...
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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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Kalloe, Sudarshini (author)
Including vegetation in flood defense systems has the potential to be a more cost-effective solution than conventional dike reinforcement measures, as vegetation contains wave damping properties. However, more insight is required on the complex physical processes due to wave-vegetation interaction in order to predict the amount of wave damping....
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Çete, Ceylan (author)
It is already acknowledged that Nature-based Solutions can be used to attenuate waves, however it is still uncertain to what extent the vegetation can contribute to decreasing the flood risk. So far mainly small-scale tests have been performed to quantify wave attenuating properties of vegetation. To quantify the effect of more extreme wave...
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Bremer, Karin (author)
This study aims to characterize the variation in stomatal conductance and leaf water potential of corn plant in height over time on a diurnal time-scale and on a seasonal time-scale, under well-watered and water stressed conditions.<br/>An additional objective was the development of a protocol for plant-water relation measurements in radar...
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Fattah, Jino (author)
Cities are attracting people increasingly because of the work opportunities, universities and wide range of facilities. It is estimated that the world population will grow up to 10 billion people by 2050 with the majority living in cities. In Europe 80% of the population will live in cities by that time (Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
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Gao, Ge (author)
This paper analysis the effects of soil moisture and vegetation water content (VWC) on total backscattering (σ_tot^0) simulated by water cloud model (WCM) throughout a growth cycle of maize at different frequencies, polarization modes, and incidence angles. Firstly, the bare soil backscatter (σ_soil^0) was simulated by Integral Equation Method ...
student report 2019
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Marugg, Caithlin (author)
In the future most of us will be living in cities and due to climate change global average temperatures are expected to rise. As a result of the urban heat island effect, the temperature in cities can be up to 7 C higher than in the surrounding rural area. Higher air temperatures are not only uncomfortable, but also unhealthy especially for...
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van Dijk, Attila (author)
This graduation report describes the motivation and processing that resulted in the Zesturn. The product is designed to make vegetable trimmings and leftovers, which are otherwise discarded, directly available for cooking in Dutch family households. The Zesturn facilitates this through converting vegetable scraps into powders that can be...
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Fortuijn, Lars (author)
In 2003, it was established that the sea dike between Petten and Camperduin was insufficiently safe.<br/>To ensure the safety of the hinterland against flooding, this part of the Dutch sea defence system needed to be strengthened.<br/>During the design process, the most favourable variant was to construct a dune and beach system in front of the...
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Mulder, Martijn (author)
The growing world population and climate change have resulted in increasing stress on the Earth’s ecosystems. Especially the overexploitation of agricultural land, overgrazing and extreme droughts have resulted in land degradation, often called desertification. This leads to the disappearing of natural vegetation, the loss of soil quality, lower...
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Hemshorn de Sanchez, Anna Luisa (author)
Droughts are a serious threat to the planet. Especially in agriculture, the consequences are devastating leading to reduced yields or crop failure with further implications for economics, politics and society. Being able to monitor and predict agricultural droughts is an important step to reduce agricultural vulnerability and secure livelihoods....
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Cheng, Zhaoyang (author)
Vegetation phenology is the interaction between vegetation activities and ecosystem. Accurate monitoring of vegetation phenology is required to build models and enhance the understanding of the relationship between creatures and climate-environment. PhenoCam is a ground-level, webcam based images database recording the growing of various...
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Ortega-Córdova, Lessie (author)
3D city models are now common planning and analysis tools. Urban vegetation as a feature in these models, however, is neglected overshadowed by the focus on buildings, so its inclusion in 3D city models is often symbolic. On the other hand, urban vegetation improves the comfort and social well being of a city’s inhabitants and is a resource for...
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Feys, Charles (author)
A specific type of wave is identified as an infragravity wave (IG wave). These waves with very long wave periods, even up to minutes, are possibly dangerous for flood events, increased storm surge and/or failure of coastal defences. Current guidelines for dike safety are often determined for gravity wave dominated systems, so identifying IG...
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Baron-Hyppolite, Christophe (author)
Using field data made available by George Mason University, a combination of Delft 3D and SWAN models are created to conduct an assessment of Implicit and explicit vegetation implementations in SWAN. The implicit vegetation implementation refers to the use of manning roughness coefficients to simulate wave dissipation by vegetation. The explicit...
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Cheung, Joey (author)
Since the first telescopes were invented, scientists all over the Earth began to explore the universe. Till now only a microscopic fraction of the universe is discovered, and a lot more is waiting for us to be seen. As the universe is so enormous, a lot of scientists and people are asking themselves whether there is life elsewhere and if there...
master thesis 2018
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