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Quantification and modelling of the sedimentological and morphological dynamics of tidal marshes in the Scheldt estuary

Dutch title: Kwantificering en modellering van de sedimentologische en morfologische dynamiek van getijdemoerassen in het Schelde-estuarium
Funder identifier: P103/3E000386//OND1289312 (Other contract id)
Period: January 2000 till December 2003
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Geomorphology; Salt marshes; Sediment dynamics; Sediment transport
Geographical term: Belgium, Zeeschelde [Marine Regions]
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Institutes (2)  Top | Publication | Datasets 
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Aard- en Omgevingswetenschappen; Afdeling Fysische en regionale geografie, more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT), more, sponsor

The tidal marsches of the Scheldt estuary are salt, brackish and freshwater marshes. The geomorphology of these marshes is changing rapidly due to erosion and sedimentation processes. The aims of this project are:

  1. the execution of an intensive measuring program on a tidal salt, brackish and freshwater marsh, to get an insight in the actual sediment dynamics and morpho- dynamics of these marshes. We expect that the processes are different in those 3 marsh types;
  2. The development of a quantitative model, which can predict the sedimentation and erosion patterns in the tidal marshes;
  3. The collection of historical sedimentation and erosion data on a large number of tidal marshes along the Scheldt estuary. This data will be used to evaluate the developed model.

Datasets (2)  Top | Institutes | Publication 
  • Long-term sedimentation on tidal marshes in the Scheldt estuary, more
  • Short-term sedimentation on tidal marshes in the Scheldt estuary, more

Publication  Top | Institutes | Datasets 
  • Temmerman, S. (2003). Sedimentatie op schorren in het Schelde-estuarium: een studie op basis van veldmetingen en numerieke modellering = Sedimentation on tidal marshes in the Scheldt estuary: a field and numerical modelling study. PhD Thesis. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL): Leuven. 222 pp., more

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