Searched for: subject:"vegetation"
(1 - 20 of 130)

Pages

document
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...
master thesis 2019
document
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....
master thesis 2019
document
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...
master thesis 2019
document
Vuik, V. (author)
Flood risk reduction in coastal areas is traditionally approached from a conventional engineering perspective, where dikes and dams are built to withstand the forces of tides, surges and waves. Recently, a nature-based approach to flood risk reduction is increasingly promoted, in which the benefits of coastal ecosystems for reducing the impact...
doctoral thesis 2019
document
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.
An additional objective was the development of a protocol for plant-water relation measurements in radar...
master thesis 2019
document
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...
master thesis 2019
document
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
document
Suzuki, T. (author), Hu, Zhan (author), Kumada, Kenji (author), Phan Khanh, L. (author), Zijlema, M. (author)
A new wave-vegetation model is implemented in an open-source code, SWASH (Simulating WAves till SHore). The governing equations are the nonlinear shallow water equations, including non-hydrostatic pressure. Besides the commonly considered drag force induced by vertical vegetation cylinders, drag force induced by horizontal vegetation cylinders...
journal article 2019
document
Schifferstein, Hendrik N.J. (author), Wehrle, T. (author), Carbon, Claus-Christian (author)
The variety of fruits and vegetables in today’s supermarkets is enormous. We investigated how color may lead consumers to anticipate differences in product properties. Forty volunteers rated the expected properties for carrots with different colors presented in pictures, together with their familiarity, purchase intention, and intended...
journal article 2019
document
Howell, BF (author), Schifferstein, Hendrik N.J. (author)
The colour of the background on which products are presented may affect their perceived attractiveness. In order to find out on which type of background various fresh food products look most attractive, we presented five different vegetables (tomato, carrot, yellow bell pepper, eggplant, mushroom) on five different backgrounds with neutral...
journal article 2019
document
Phan Khanh, L. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author), Zijlema, M. (author), Truong, H.T.X. (author), Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author)
Wave attenuation through mangrove forests has received more and more attention, especially in the context of increasing coastal erosion and sea-level-rise. Numerous studies have focused on studying the reduction of wave height in a mangrove forest. However, the understanding of this attenuation process is still in its infancy. In order to obtain...
journal article 2019
document
Baron-Hyppolite, C.G. (author), Lashley, C.H. (author), Garzon, Juan (author), Miesse, Tyler (author), Bricker, J.D. (author)
Assessing the accuracy of nearshore numerical models—such as SWAN—is important to ensure their effectiveness in representing physical processes and predicting flood hazards. In particular, for application to coastal wetlands, it is important that the model accurately represents wave attenuation by vegetation. In SWAN, vegetation might be...
journal article 2018
document
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...
master thesis 2018
document
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...
master thesis 2018
document
Chen, Hui (author), Ni, Yan (author), Li, Yulong (author), Liu, Xue-feng (author), Ou, Suying (author), Su, Min (author), Peng, Yisheng (author), Hu, Zhan (author), Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (author), Suzuki, T. (author)
), which are directly related to the wave damping capacity of a certain vegetated area. One major uncertainty is...
journal article 2018
document
Fortuijn, Lars (author)
In 2003, it was established that the sea dike between Petten and Camperduin was insufficiently safe.
To ensure the safety of the hinterland against flooding, this part of the Dutch sea defence system needed to be strengthened.
During the design process, the most favourable variant was to construct a dune and beach system in front of the...
master thesis 2018
document
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...
master thesis 2018
document
Truong Hong, S. (author)
Mangroves are an interesting species of vegetation, surviving and thriving at the interface of land and water, in the inter tidal brackish coastal waters between the mean sea level and mean high water. Mangroves are a highly productive and complex ecosystem, providing numerous services and goods to people and marine environment. Mangroves are...
doctoral thesis 2018
document
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....
master thesis 2018
document
Vuik, V. (author), van Vuren, Saskia (author), Borsje, Bas W. (author), van Wesenbeeck, B.K. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Vegetated foreshores adjacent to engineered structures (so-called hybrid flood defenses), are considered to have high potential in reducing flood risk, even in the face of sea level rise and increasing storminess. However, foreshores such as salt marshes and mangrove forests are generally characterized by relatively strong temporal and...
journal article 2018
Searched for: subject:"vegetation"
(1 - 20 of 130)

Pages