Determining the wind drag coefficient for shallow, fetch-limited water systems: A case study in Fryslân, The Netherlands

Stijn E. Overmeen*, Anouk Bomers, Nicolette D. Volp, Thomas Berends, Nynke E. Vellinga, Jord J. Warmink

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A well-known effect of high sustained winds from one direction is wind set-up (see Figure 1). Water managers strongly benefit from an accurate prediction of the wind set-up from hydrodynamic models to plan adequate measures and ensure safety. Possible measures are closing barriers or pumping water
out of the system. Nevertheless, modelling the wind effect accurately is difficult, especially in fetch-limited water systems, such as the lake system in Fryslân. There is limited information available for practical applications under these
circumstances. This study investigates how to determine the wind drag coefficient for these systems to obtain better model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventNCR Days 2021: Rivers in an uncertain future - Online, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Feb 202112 Feb 2021


ConferenceNCR Days 2021
Abbreviated titleNCR 2021
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