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The Influence Of Freshwater Distribution On SPM Transport In The Dutch Coastal Zone

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE010281

Volume

58

Pages

16

Published

2001

Size

1,988 kb

Author(s)

J.M. de Kok

Abstract

The influence of fresh water distribution on SPM transport in the Dutch coastal zone J. M. de Kok National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management/RIKZ NL-2500 EX The Hague Abstract The rivers Rhine and Meuse - interconnected in the Dutch delta - flow into the North Sea through two outlets: the Rotterdam Waterway and the Haringvliet. The distribution of fresh water between the Rotterdam Waterway and the Haringvliet can be controlled by the management of sluices in the Haringvliet. A change in the management of the Haringvliet sluices can cause a different distribution of river run off over the two outlets and consequently a different salinity pattern around the mouths of Haringvliet and Rotterdam Waterway. This results also in a different transport pattern of cohesive sediment in the area, as it is strongly influenced by the salinity distribution. A case study with a high resolution 3D baroclinic tidal model combined with a cohesive sediment transport model was conducted to

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