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Fish tracks and hydrodynamics at the navigation lock complex in Kwaadmechelen (Albert Canal, Belgium)
Citation
Vergeynst, Jenna. (2019). Fish tracks and hydrodynamics at the navigation lock complex in Kwaadmechelen (Albert Canal, Belgium) (v1.0.0). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3554483

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Swimming tracks of European silver eels (Anguilla anguilla) upstream of the navigation lock complex in Kwaadmechelen (Albert Canal, Belgium), calculated with the YAPS algorithm. The swimming direction of the tracks is from square to circle. The eels were tagged with V9 and V13 Vemco transmitters, with a random burst interval of 17-33 seconds. more

The flow at the upstream side of the complex is modelled by use of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) for one of the following events occurring during the fish track: filling of the Northern Lock (NL), filling of the Middle Lock (ML), filling of the Pushed Convoy Lock (PCL) and operation of the hydropower turbines.
The left panel of each figure contains time series of parameters characterising the track, from top to bottom: fish-flow angle (angle), water velocity at the fish position (U), water acceleration at the fish position (A), distance to flow source (dist), discharge of the lock filling (flow), progress of the filling in minutes (min), fish velocity (V fish) and turning angle (turn).
This work makes use of data and/or infrastructure provided by VLIZ and INBO and funded by Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) as part of the Belgian contribution to LifeWatch.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Fresh water, Hydrodynamics, Tracks, Belgium, Albert Canal, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Albert Canal [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
Till 2019

Taxonomic coverage
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Universiteit Gent (UGent), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-12-07
Information last updated: 2021-12-07
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