|Changes in basin geomorphology after implementation of the Oosterschelde estuary project|
Mulder, J.P.M.; Louters, T. (1994). Changes in basin geomorphology after implementation of the Oosterschelde estuary project, in: Nienhuis, P.H. et al. (Ed.) The Oosterschelde Estuary (The Netherlands): a case-study of a changing ecosystem. Hydrobiologia, 97: pp. 29-39
In: Nienhuis, P.H.; Smaal, A.C. (Ed.) (1994). The Oosterschelde Estuary (The Netherlands): a case-study of a changing ecosystem. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia, vols 282/283. Hydrobiologia, 97. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht. 597 pp., more
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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- Mulder, J.P.M.; Louters, T. (1994). Changes in basin geomorphology after implementation of the Oosterschelde estuary project. Hydrobiologia 282-283: 29-39, more
Coastal engineering; Ecology; Estuaries; Geomorphology; ANE, Netherlands, Oosterschelde [Marine Regions]; Marine; Brackish water
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- Mulder, J.P.M.
- Louters, T., more
The completion in 1986/87 of an open storm-surge barrier in the inlet and of secondary dams in the landward parts of the Oosterschelde tidal basin (SW Netherlands) has had and will continue to have a significant impact on geomorphological developments. An analysis of historic data, and of recent detailed bathymetric and morphodynamic process data, indicates that former trends have reversed. At present the Oosterschelde is a sedimentation basin with a degrading intertidal area and silting up of channels. The continuing reduction in intertidal area, the decreasing geomorphological gradients, the increasing fine sediment content of channel deposits, combined with a general reduction in hydrodynamics, imply significant ecological effects.