Modelling offshore sand waves

Attila Nemeth

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Sand waves form a prominent regular pattern in the offshore seabed of sandy shallow seas such as the North Sea. They can be found at water depths of 10 to 50 m. Their wavelengths can lead up to 500 m and their heights are typically several metres. The positions of sand wave crests and troughs slowly change in time. Sand waves are assumed to migrate in the direction of the asymmetry in the water motion, with typical velocities of up to several metres per year.
Original languageUndefined
  • Hulscher, Suzanne J.M.H., Supervisor
  • de Vriend, Huib J., Supervisor
Award date20 Jun 2003
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-365-1931-4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2003


  • METIS-211818
  • IR-41459

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