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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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Daggers, Tisja D. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), van der Wal, Daphne (author)
Understanding the spatial structure of microphytobenthos (MPB) on intertidal flats is necessary to gain insight in the benthic community structure and ecosystem processes. The increasing availability of high resolution satellite sensors provides the opportunity to better understand spatial patterns of MPB on various (meter to km) scales. We...
journal article 2020
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), Colosimo, I. (author), Ysebaert, T. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
Dredging of navigation channels in estuaries affects estuarine morphology and ecosystems. In the Western Scheldt, a two-channel estuary in the Netherlands, the navigation channel is deepened and the sediment is relocated to other parts of the estuary. We analyzed the response of an intertidal flat to sediment disposals in its adjacent channel...
journal article 2020
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Baptist, Martin J. (author), Gerkema, T. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Colosimo, I. (author), Elschot, K. (author), de Groot, A. V. (author), Cleveringa, J. (author), van Eekelen, E. M.M. (author)
We test an innovative approach to beneficially re-use dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development. A Mud Motor is a dredged sediment disposal in the form of a semi-continuous source of mud in a shallow tidal channel allowing natural processes to disperse the sediment to nearby mudflats and salt marshes. We describe the various steps in...
journal article 2019
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Maan, D.C. (author), van Prooijen, B.C. (author), Wang, Z.B. (author)
We use the results of a one-dimensional morphodynamic model and the basis of the “Lagrangian equilibrium state” (Maan et al., 2015, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JF003311) to derive a quantitative relationship between the progradation speed of tidal flats and the suspended sediment concentration in their adjacent waters and show that the speed...
journal article 2019
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Lodder, Q.J. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author), Elias, Edwin (author), van der Spek, A.J.F. (author), de Looff, Harry (author), Townend, Ian (author)
Climate change, and especially the associated acceleration of sea-level rise, forms a serious threat to the Wadden Sea. The Wadden Sea contains the world’s largest coherent intertidal flat area and it is known that these flats can drown when the rate of sea-level rise exceeds a critical limit. As a result, the intertidal flats would then be...
journal article 2019
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van Prooijen, B.C. (author), Wang, Z.B. (author)
Human interventions have a large impact on estuarine morphology. The intertidal flats in the Eastern Scheldt and Western Scheldt estuaries (The Netherlands) have faced substantial morphological changes over the past decades. These changes are thought to be caused by human interventions, such as the construction of the storm surge barrier in the...
journal article 2017
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van Prooijen, B.C. (author), Schrijvershof, R. (author), van der Werf, JJ (author), Schrijver, MC (author), Wang, Z.B. (author)
The flow velocities in tidal channels are already rather complex by the presence of various tidal components, wind driven flow and estuarine circulations. An extra level of complexity is introduced when the flow on top of an intertidal<br/>flat is considered (Le Hir, 2000). This research aims at understanding the complex flow patterns on top of...
abstract 2016
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Wang, Z.B. (author), Oost, A.P. (author)
The Rif and the Engelsmanplaat form together a supra- to intertidal flat-complex at the fringe of the ebb-tidal delta and the back barrier area in the Frisian Inlet, located between the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. The complex divides the Frisian Inlet into the Pinkegat Inlet in the west and the Zoutkamperlaag Inlet in...
conference paper 2010
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Missiaen, T. (author), Slob, E. (author), Donselaar, M.E. (author)
In order to validate existing models of sedimentation in active sedimentary environments, detailed stratigraphic information is indispensable. Near-surface geophysical methods provide a means to acquire high-resolution images of the stratigraphic succession in the shallow subsurface. Land-based and marine methods have been tested in the...
journal article 2008
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Kamps, L.F. (author)
Description of the process of silting up intertidal areas and marshland, description of sediments, origin of sediment. The interaction between sediment and vegetation, the quantity of mud in water. Descriptions of methods to enhance the silting up using gripping-up and the use of ditches and trenches to improve this. The Schleswick-Holstein...
report 1962
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