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Boorsma, Reinder (author)
The Wadden Sea is of great ecological importance. Key elements in the Wadden Sea are the extensive intertidal flats. These contain vast amounts of life, serve as feeding grounds for millions of birds, and provide ecosystem services such as coastal protection. It follows that it is important to be able to understand and predict how these vital...
master thesis 2024
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Colina Alonso, A. (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Oost, Albert Peter (author), Esselink, Peter (author), Lepper, Robert (author), Kösters, Frank (author), Bartholdy, Jesper (author), Bijleveld, Allert (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
The world’s coasts and deltas are progressively threatened by climate change and human activities. The degree at which coastlines can adapt to these changes strongly depends on the sediment availability. The availability of muddy sediments is however poorly known. This study aims at developing a mud budget for the world’s largest system of...
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Hanssen, J.L.J. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), van Maren, D.S. (author)
For the management of estuaries and the preservation of tidal flats it is crucial to understand the tidal flat shape and development. Previous work focused predominantly on the quasi-equilibrium shape of tidal flats along open coasts with a dominant cross-shore flow and wave exposure. This paper evaluates the shape of fringing tidal flats in...
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Kuai, Y. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
Intertidal flats are of great socio-economic and ecological importance in defending the coastal cities from flooding, providing resources for land reclamations and habits for wildlife. On the intertidal flats, milder profiles are usually featured with finer sediment. However, we find the opposite relationship between the alongshore variation in...
journal article 2023
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Schrijvershof, R. A. (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Torfs, P. J. J. F. (author), Hoitink, A. J. F. (author)
Existing tidal input reduction approaches applied in accelerated morphodynamic simulations aim to capture the dominant tidal forces in a single or double representative tidal cycle, often referred to as a “morphological tide.” These strongly simplified tidal signals fail to represent the tidal extremes and hence poorly allow to represent...
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Colosimo, I. (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), de Vet, P.L.M. (author), Winterwerp, J.C. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author)
Intertidal ecosystems are threatened by sea level rise and anthropogenic pressures. Understanding the processes controlling the morphodynamic developments of tidal flats is crucial for sustainable management of these systems. Analysis of three extensive fieldwork campaigns carried out on two adjacent mudflats fringing the Dutch Western Wadden...
journal article 2023
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Breedveld, Rosanne (author)
The Building with Nature approach has been gaining ground in hydraulic engineering, increasing the importance of understanding the cross-shore morphodynamic processes. The intertidal zone, where marine and aeolian processes come together, is an important link in the transport of sediment from the sea towards the dunes. The grain size...
master thesis 2022
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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 key features of estuarine environments worldwide. Climate change poses questions regarding the sustainability of intertidal areas under sea-level rise (SLR). Our work investigates the SLR impact on the long-term morphological evolution of unvegetated intertidal sandy shoals in a constrained channel-shoal system....
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van IJzendoorn, Christa (author), Hallin, E.C. (author), Cohn, Nicholas (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author), de Vries, S. (author)
In sandy beach systems, the aeolian sediment transport can be governed by the vertical structure of the sediment layers at the bed surface. Here, data collected with a newly developed sand scraper is presented to determine high-resolution vertical grain size variability and how it is affected by marine and aeolian processes. Sediment samples...
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Hanssen, J.L.J. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), Volp, Nicolette Dominique (author), de Vet, P.L.M. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author)
Although tidal flats appear homogeneous from a distance, morphological variations are found on various spatial scales. These are driven by physical and/or biological processes. In this paper, we consider the creeks that are present on fringing tidal flats and which are orientated approximately perpendicular to the main channel. To explain why...
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Huismans, Y. (author), van der Spek, A.J.F. (author), Lodder, Q.J. (author), Zijlstra, Robert (author), Elias, Edwin (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
The Wadden Sea is a unique intertidal wetland area, forming an important hub for migratory water birds. A feared effect of accelerated sea-level rise (SLR) is the gradual loss or even disappearance of the ecologically valuable intertidal flats. To date, the effect of SLR on the time-evolution of the intertidal areas in the Dutch Wadden Sea...
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Zhang, Le (author)
Estuarine intertidal flats comprise valuable ecosystems and act as an important sediment source for the adjacent salt marsh systems. However, accelerating sea-level rise threatens the mudflats and associated ecosystems, where the mudflat accretion lag behind sea level rise. A reliable forecast on the morphological developments of the mudflat...
master thesis 2021
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Joosse, Xander (author)
In order to understand the long term behavior of intertidal ridge-runnel systems high resolution spatial and temporal data covering extended periods of time is needed. Such datasets are still rare but are becoming more available through the usage of remote sensing technologies such as Argus and Terrestrial Laser Scanning. A three month period ...
master thesis 2021
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Yan, Ran (author)
Like many traditional water systems, salt fields in the coastal region of Danzhou are now facing unprecedented challenges from social development and climate change. In an era of rapid urbanization and tourism development, the project aims to provide a landscape approach that balances historical preservation with the development of local public...
master thesis 2021
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Kuai, Y. (author), Tao, Jianfeng (author), Zhou, Z. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
Tidal flats play an important role in promoting coastal biodiversity, defense against flooding, land reclamation and recreation. Many coastal tidal flats, especially the tide-dominant ones, are muddy. However, the number of studies on the profile shape and surficial sediment distribution of muddy tidal flats is small compared to sandy beaches....
journal article 2021
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Zheng, J. (author), Elmilady, H.M.S.M.A. (author), Röbke, B. R. (author), Taal, M. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van der Wegen, M. (author)
Intertidal shoals are pronounced morphological features found in many estuaries worldwide. Apart from maintaining an ecologically unique intertidal environment, shoals also protect adjacent dyke systems by attenuating waves. The fate of sandy shoals under anticipated sea level rise (SLR) scenarios is underexplored. The current research...
journal article 2021
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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...
master thesis 2020
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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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Onrust, Menno (author)
The world's coasts are at risk: an estimated 24% of the world's beaches are eroding. Extreme events such as storms continuously threaten the coastal region and pose a serious risk of coastal flooding. Under the influence of climate change, the seaward pressures are only expected to increase. Sea level rise is accelerating, storm intensities and...
master thesis 2020
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Cruijsen, Anna (author)
The Dutch sea water level raised with 24cm over the last 128 years. From a linear increase, we can see an increasing trend since the 1990s. According to recent scientific research, the sea level in the Netherlands will rise 1 to 2 meters by 2100 with a maximum global warming of 2 degrees Celsius. With a temperature rise of 4 degrees, the North...
master thesis 2020
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