The morphodynamics of the Wadden Sea


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The Wadden Sea area of the North Sea is one which undergoes rapid morphological changes. Under natural conditions, the barrier islands would adjust them???selves to a rising sea level. However, be???cause the islands are densely populated and have an important role as holiday resorts, morphological changes are un???desirable. Coastal engineering counter-measures have been undertaken to pre???vent beach erosion, shifting of tidal in???lets, breaching of dune ridges and land???ward-directed washover. The natural processes and ...

The Morphodynamics of the Wadden Sea 1988, CRC Press, Rotterdam

ISBN-13: 9789061916796