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Meirelles Nunes da Rocha, Saulo (author)
This thesis examines the effects of the stratified tidal flow on the morphodynamics of the Dutch inner shelf. The south portion of the Dutch inner shelf is strongly influenced by the Rhine River ROFI (Region Of Freshwater Influence), which is generated by the discharge from the Rhine River through the Rotterdam waterways. Under stratified...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Kumar, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2018
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Schielen, Ralph M.J. (author), Blom, A. (author)
We derive an idealized model of a gravel-sand river bifurcation and analyze its stability properties. The model requires nodal point relations that describe the ratio of the supply of gravel and sand to the two downstream branches. The model predicts changes in bed elevation and bed surface gravel content in the two bifurcates under...
journal article 2018
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Flores, Raúl P. (author), Rijnsburger, S. (author), Meirelles Nunes da Rocha, Saulo (author), Horner-Devine, Alexander R. (author), Souza, Alejandro J. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), Henriquez, M. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Wave-supported gravity flows (WSGFs) generate rates of sediment flux far exceeding other cross-shelf transport processes, contributing disproportionately to shelf morphology and net cross-shelf fluxes of sediment in many regions worldwide. However, the conditions deemed necessary for the formation of WSGF limit them to a narrow set of shelf...
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Tene, M. (author), Stuparu, Dana E. (author), Kurowicka, D. (author), El Serafy, G.Y.H. (author)
This paper describes a novel sensitivity analysis method, able to handle dependency relationships between model parameters. The starting point is the popular Morris (1991) algorithm, which was initially devised under the assumption of parameter independence. This important limitation is tackled by allowing the user to incorporate dependency...
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Guo, Leicheng (author), Su, Ni (author), Zhu, C. (author), He, Qing (author)
Streamflow and sediment loads undergo remarkable changes in worldwide rivers in response to climatic changes and human interferences. Understanding their variability and the causes is of vital importance regarding river management. With respect to the Changjiang River (CJR), one of the largest river systems on earth, we provide a...
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Chavarrias Borras, V. (author), Stecca, G. (author), Blom, A. (author)
In this paper we analyze the Hirano active layer model used in mixed sediment river morphodynamics concerning its ill-posedness. Ill-posedness causes the solution to be unstable to short-wave perturbations. This implies that the solution presents spurious oscillations, the amplitude of which depends on the domain discretization. Ill-posedness...
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Snellen, M. (author), Gaida, T.C. (author), Koop, L. (author), Alevizos, Evangelos (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
Obtaining an overview of the spatial and temporal distribution of seabed sediments is of high interest for multiple research disciplines. Multibeam echosounders allow for the mapping of seabed sediments with high area coverage. In this paper, the repeatability of acoustic classification derived from multibeam echosounder backscatter is addressed...
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Roest, Lambertus W.M. (author)
The Sand Engine is an example of a feeder nourishment that is intended to nourish coastal systems. This strategy is based on placing sediments highly concentrated at one location, from which it is expected to spread alongshore over large distances on decadal timescales.

Here the morphological development of the Sand Engine mega feeder...
abstract 2018
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Huisman, B.J.A. (author), Ruessink, B. G. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Luijendijk, A.P. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author)
) of the sea bed on the lower shoreface. The relevance of hydrodynamic conditions for the development of the heterogeneity...
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Oliveira, Bruna R F (author), Smit, Martijn P J (author), Veld, Harry (author), van Paassen, L.A. (author), Rijnaarts, Huub H M (author), Grotenhuis, Tim C. (author)
Land subsidence in low-lying peatlands can be caused by shrinkage and organic matter oxidation. When these areas have networks of ditches and canals for drainage purposes, the sediments that accumulate in the waterways can be used to reverse the process of land subsidence. The objective of this study is to understand how dredged sediments can...
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Wei, X. (author), Kumar, M. (author), Schuttelaars, H.M. (author)
To investigate the dominant sediment transport and trapping mechanisms, a semi-analytical three-dimensional model is developed resolving the dynamic effects of salt intrusion on sediment in well-mixed estuaries in morphodynamic equilibrium. As a study case, a schematized estuary with a converging width and a channel-shoal structure...
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Baar, A.W. (author), de Smit, Jaco (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Kleinhans, Maarten G. (author)
Large-scale morphology, in particular meander bend depth, bar dimensions, and bifurcation dynamics, are greatly affected by the deflection of sediment transport on transverse bed slopes due to gravity and by secondary flows. Overestimating the transverse bed slope effect in morphodynamic models leads to flattening of the morphology, while...
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Xie, Dongfeng (author), Pan, Cunhong (author), Gao, Shu (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
The importance of seasonal variations in river discharge on the morphological development of estuaries has been recognized in recent years, yet in situ observations about such variations are rare. Here we report a long-term dataset of bathymetry in the middle reach of the Qiantang Estuary, China, characterized by the presence of a large inner...
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Wengrove, M. E. (author), Foster, D. L. (author), Lippmann, T. C. (author), de Schipper, M.A. (author), Calantoni, J. (author)
Although combined wave-current flows in the nearshore coastal zone are common, there are few observations of bedform response and inherent geometric scaling in combined flows. Our effort presents observations of bedform dynamics that were strongly influenced by waves, currents, and combined wave-current flow at two sampling locations...
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Dijkstra, Y.M. (author), Schuttelaars, H.M. (author), Winterwerp, J.C. (author)
Over the last few decades, some estuaries have undergone a transition to a hyperturbid state, characterised by suspended sediment concentrations of several grammes per litre averaged over the water column. To improve our understanding of this transition and of naturally hyperturbid estuaries, we systematically identify the processes allowing...
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de Vet, P.L.M. (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), Schrijvershof, R. A. (author), van der Werf, J (author), Ysebaert, T (author), Schrijver, M. C. (author), Wang, Zhengbing (author)
Estuarine intertidal areas are shaped by combined astronomical and meteorological forces. This paper reveals the relative importance of tide, surge, wind, and waves for the flow and sediment transport on large intertidal shoals. Results of an intensive field campaign have been used to validate a numerical model of the Roggenplaat intertidal...
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Chavarrias Borras, V. (author), Blom, A. (author), Orru, C. (author), Martín-Vide, Juan Pedro (author), Viparelli, Enrica (author)
Laboratory experiments were conducted on a sand-gravel Gilbert delta to gain insight on its dynamics under varying base level. Base level rise results in intensified aggradation over the topset, as well as a decrease in topset slope and topset surface coarsening, the signals of which migrate in an upstream direction. Preferential deposition...
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Vavourakis, Charlotte D. (author), Andrei, Adrian Stefan (author), Mehrshad, Maliheh (author), Ghai, Rohit (author), Sorokin, Dimitry Y. (author), Muyzer, Gerard (author)
Background: Hypersaline soda lakes are characterized by extreme high soluble carbonate alkalinity. Despite the high pH and salt content, highly diverse microbial communities are known to be present in soda lake brines but the microbiome of soda lake sediments received much less attention of microbiologists. Here, we performed metagenomic...
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Wang, Zhengbing (author), Elias, Edwin (author), van der Spek, A.J.F. (author), Lodder, Q.J. (author)
The Wadden Sea is a unique coastal wetland containing an uninterrupted stretch of tidal flats that span a distance of nearly 500 km along the North Sea coast from the Netherlands to Denmark. The development of this system is under pressure of climate change and especially the associated acceleration in sea-level rise (SLR). Sustainable...
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