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January 2013

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Wave and Current Flume

The wave and current flume of the laboratory for physical geography is 18 m long, 0.40 m wide and 0.60 m deep. …

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Water levels and discharge in the Rhine and Meuse

The Rhine-Meuse channel network is an example of a river system that has been severely altered by human interventions. Already since the Middle Ages, humans have changed the location of branches and the distribution of discharge. Today, it is a heavily engineered system, with extensive harbor areas and a fully closed-off estuary in the south, the Haringvliet. Luckily, as a result of the high anthropogenic pressure on the system, a lot of monitoring data is available, for example on water levels or salinity intrusions.

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Mosselwad

Introduction Mussel beds are important biogenic structures in the intertidal and subtidal environment of the (Dutch) Wadden Sea. Mussel beds are partly …

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Crescentic sandbar behaviour

Introduction Nearshore sandbars (alongshore ridges of sand, located in 2 – 10m water depth, typical of micro- to mesotidal coasts) often exhibit …

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Berau Land

Introduction The Berau river (Figure 1), East Kalimantan, Indonesia, discharges substantial amounts of water and sediment into the coastal zone. The river …

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Rhine-Meuse valley transgression

Introduction During the last glacial, the Weichselian, incised-valleys systems formed as a result of low sea levels (up to 120 m lower …