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Longshore sediment transport along the Belgian coast
Verwaest, T.; Delgado, R.; Janssens, J.; Reyns, J. (2011). Longshore sediment transport along the Belgian coast, in: Coastal sediments 2011: "Bringing Together Theory and Practice", May 2-6, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida, USA: proceedings. pp. 1528-1538
In: (2011). Coastal sediments 2011: "Bringing Together Theory and Practice", May 2-6, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida, USA: proceedings. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. , more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Longshore sediment transport; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    The littoral drift along the Belgian coast is strongly influenced by the presence of different types of structures but the mechanisms driving these effects are not yet fully understood. In addition, beach and foreshore nourishments are frequently performed and dredging and dumping is a constant activity to guarantee safe navigation. Due to all these factors and to the lack of field data, it is difficult to make an accurate and reliable assessment of the net longshore transport in the area. A morphological trend analysis based on ten years of topo-bathymetric data is carried out in order to make a first estimation of net transport along the Belgian coast. Results are compared to those obtained from 1D numerical modeling of the longshore transport. In this paper, results from both studies are presented and discussed.

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