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On the modeling of bio-physical influences on seasonal variation in sandwave dynamics

Borsje, B.W. and Buijsman, M.C. and Besio, G. and Vries De, M.B. and Hulscher, S.J.M.H. and Herman, P.M.J. and Ridderinkhof, H. (2009) On the modeling of bio-physical influences on seasonal variation in sandwave dynamics. Journal of Coastal Research, 56 (Sp. Is, 698-702. ISSN 0749-0208.

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Abstract

Seasonal variation is observed in sandwave migration and sandwave length for a tidal inlet between the North Sea and the Dutch Wadden Sea (Marsdiep tidal inlet). Modeling experiments demonstrate that this seasonal variation is induced both by physical and biological processes. By including seasonal variations in (1) tides, (2) fall velocity of sediment and (3) a reduction of the near bottom flow by tube building worms, in an idealized sandwave model, we find a quantitatively agreement between the model outcomes and field measurements.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:6292
Deposited On:23 Mar 2010 01:00
Last Modified:03 Sep 2014 12:32

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