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Suspended-sediment transport in the Dollard estuary
de Haas, H.; Eisma, D. (1993). Suspended-sediment transport in the Dollard estuary. Neth. J. Sea Res. 31(1): 37-42
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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  • de Haas, H.
  • Eisma, D., more

Abstract
    For an analysis of suspended-sediment transport in the Dollard estuary, water samples were taken and current velocities and directions measured on the tidal flats and in the channels. Measurements carried out during fair-weather conditions in summer were compared with measurements carried out during a heavy gale in winter. During the onset of the flood, high suspended-sediment concentrations occurred as a result of resuspension of the top layer of the bottom sediment. Measurements carried out in the channels pointed to sediment transport from the estuary seaward, but inward transport over the flats during fair weather apparently compensates for the outflow during ebb and storms: the result is a net deposition in the order of 1 to 2 mm (up to 8 mm) per year, as previously observed in this area.

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