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Long-term influence of maritime access works on the distribution of cohesive sediments: analysis of historical and recent data from the Belgian nearshore area (southern North Sea)

Michael Fettweis, Jean-Sébastien Houziaux, Isabelle Du Four UGent, Vera Van Lancker UGent, Cecile Baeteman, Mieke Mathys UGent, Dries Van den Eynde, Frederic Francken and Stanislas Wartel (2009) GEO-MARINE LETTERS. 29(5). p.321-330
abstract
Long-term changes in the cohesive sediment distribution of the Belgian-Dutch nearshore zone (southern North Sea) are related to human activities (port construction, deepening of navigation channels, disposal of dredged sediments) and to natural variability, due to tides and meteorological effects. Results are based on the combined analyses of recent and historic (100 years ago) sediment sample information and bathymetric maps. Data processing was based mainly on field descriptions of the samples (consolidation, thickness) and on bathymetric maps of 1866-1911. Results indicate that the distribution of fresh mud and suspended sediment has changed during the last 100 years, due mainly to maritime access works. Most of the present deposition of thick layers of fresh mud (> 30 cm) has anthropogenic causes. The results further indicate that erosion of older Holocene mud has increased in recent times and, as a consequence, higher amounts of fine-grained sediments are being released into the southern North Sea today.
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published
subject
keyword
COASTAL ZONE, STORMINESS, ATLANTIC, MODEL, NAO, BAY
journal title
GEO-MARINE LETTERS
Geo-Mar. Lett.
volume
29
issue
5
pages
321 - 330
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000269853100005
JCR category
GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
1.552 (2009)
JCR rank
59/151 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0276-0460
DOI
10.1007/s00367-009-0161-7
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
717327
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-717327
date created
2009-07-14 17:17:33
date last changed
2012-10-31 12:10:03
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  abstract     = {Long-term changes in the cohesive sediment distribution of the Belgian-Dutch nearshore zone (southern North Sea) are related to human activities (port construction, deepening of navigation channels, disposal of dredged sediments) and to natural variability, due to tides and meteorological effects. Results are based on the combined analyses of recent and historic (100 years ago) sediment sample information and bathymetric maps. Data processing was based mainly on field descriptions of the samples (consolidation, thickness) and on bathymetric maps of 1866-1911. Results indicate that the distribution of fresh mud and suspended sediment has changed during the last 100 years, due mainly to maritime access works. Most of the present deposition of thick layers of fresh mud ({\textrangle} 30 cm) has anthropogenic causes. The results further indicate that erosion of older Holocene mud has increased in recent times and, as a consequence, higher amounts of fine-grained sediments are being released into the southern North Sea today.},
  author       = {Fettweis, Michael and Houziaux, Jean-S{\'e}bastien and Du Four, Isabelle and Van Lancker, Vera and Baeteman, Cecile and Mathys, Mieke and Van den Eynde, Dries and Francken, Frederic and Wartel, Stanislas},
  issn         = {0276-0460},
  journal      = {GEO-MARINE LETTERS},
  keyword      = {COASTAL ZONE,STORMINESS,ATLANTIC,MODEL,NAO,BAY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {321--330},
  title        = {Long-term influence of maritime access works on the distribution of cohesive sediments: analysis of historical and recent data from the Belgian nearshore area (southern North Sea)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00367-009-0161-7},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Fettweis, Michael, Jean-Sébastien Houziaux, Isabelle Du Four, Vera Van Lancker, Cecile Baeteman, Mieke Mathys, Dries Van den Eynde, Frederic Francken, and Stanislas Wartel. 2009. “Long-term Influence of Maritime Access Works on the Distribution of Cohesive Sediments: Analysis of Historical and Recent Data from the Belgian Nearshore Area (southern North Sea).” Geo-marine Letters 29 (5): 321–330.
APA
Fettweis, M., Houziaux, J.-S., Du Four, I., Van Lancker, V., Baeteman, C., Mathys, M., Van den Eynde, D., et al. (2009). Long-term influence of maritime access works on the distribution of cohesive sediments: analysis of historical and recent data from the Belgian nearshore area (southern North Sea). GEO-MARINE LETTERS, 29(5), 321–330.
Vancouver
1.
Fettweis M, Houziaux J-S, Du Four I, Van Lancker V, Baeteman C, Mathys M, et al. Long-term influence of maritime access works on the distribution of cohesive sediments: analysis of historical and recent data from the Belgian nearshore area (southern North Sea). GEO-MARINE LETTERS. 2009;29(5):321–30.
MLA
Fettweis, Michael, Jean-Sébastien Houziaux, Isabelle Du Four, et al. “Long-term Influence of Maritime Access Works on the Distribution of Cohesive Sediments: Analysis of Historical and Recent Data from the Belgian Nearshore Area (southern North Sea).” GEO-MARINE LETTERS 29.5 (2009): 321–330. Print.