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Improving long-term morphological modelling tools: subreport 1. Literature review: morphology of the Scheldt estuary mouth
Van Oyen, T.; van der Vegt, M.; De Maerschalck, B.; Nnafie, A.; Verwaest, T.; Mostaert, F. (2016). Improving long-term morphological modelling tools: subreport 1. Literature review: morphology of the Scheldt estuary mouth. version 4.0. WL Rapporten, 14_094. Flanders Hydraulics Research: Antwerp. IV, 29 pp.
Part of: WL Rapporten. Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium: Antwerpen, more

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Keywords
    Hydraulica en Sediment > Hydrodynamica > Getij
    Hydraulica en Sediment > Hydrodynamica > Stroomsnelheden -en patronen
    Hydraulica en Sediment > Hydrodynamica > Turbulentie
    Hydraulica en Sediment > Hydrodynamica > Waterstanden
    Morphology
    Mouth
    Numerieke modelleringen
    ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]
    Marine

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  • Van Oyen, T., more
  • van der Vegt, M.
  • De Maerschalck, B., more

Abstract
    This document presents a literature review of the morphology of the Scheldt estuary mouth. In a first part, existing literature on morphology occurring in estuaries is summarized. Specific focus is set on the present knowledge of the characteristics and mechanisms controlling the generation of ebb-tidal deltas. Also the occurrence of elongated tidal sandbars is discussed. Both these features are considered in more detail since the morphology of the Scheldt estuary echoesthe presence of these type of marine bottom patterns. Secondly, the historical evolution over the last two centuries of thebathymetry of the Scheldt estuary mouth is discussed together with an overview of anthropogenic measures taken in this region.

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