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January 2013


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. …


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.



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


Crescentic sandbar behaviour

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


Berau Land

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


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 …