Long-term and large-scale modeling of mega-nourishments
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The Sand Engine, ZM (Zandmotor), is a hook-shaped mega-nourishment (21.5 millions m³) located on the Dutch coast with an alongshore length of 2.4 km and an offshore extension of 1 km. The mega-nourishment project was initiated as a coastal protection measure on decadal time scales to maintain the coastline under predicted sea level rise. It follows the philosophy of working in harmony with the forces of nature by taking advantage of the longshore transport as the main distributor of sand along the adjacent coast (Stive et al., 2013). In the present contribution we use the Q2Dmorfo model (van den Berg, et al., 2012) to predict the long-term dynamics of the ZM.
CitationArriaga, J., Rutten, J., Ribas, F., Ruessink, B., Falques, A. Long-term and large-scale modeling of mega-nourishments. A: International Conference on Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas. "Book of abstracts of 18th Conference on Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas". Scheveningen: 2016, p. 1-2.