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Tidal dynamics in the sand motor lagoon
The Sand Motor is a mega-nourishment characterized by a very large sand volume of around 20 million m3 placed along
the Dutch coast. The Sand Motor is a pilot project to evaluate the performance of an alternative nourishment strategy
with respect to different functions of the coastal system. Within the scope of the coastal functions, the hook-shaped
design of the initial morphology of the Sand Motor involves a sheltered (man-made) lagoon. The morphology of the
Sand Motor and particularly the area around the lagoon entrance has changed over time since the construction in 2011.
As a result of the changing inlet and lagoon morphology, the tidal conditions inside the basin have changed. We have
set up a detailed numerical model to simulate the hydrodynamic conditions inside the Sand Motorís tidal lagoon as a
function of the water level at sea and the measured local morphology of the Sand Motor. It is found that the tidal
response inside the lagoon changes significantly as a function of the changing morphology. The analysis reveals a
prediction of the temporal development of the tidal range and mean water level inside the lagoon, which can be used to
predict the closure of the Sand Motor lagoon.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Sediment management and morphodynamics
Date Published : 20/08/2015
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