Morphological developments after a beach and shoreface nourishment at Vlugtenburg beach

M.A. de Schipper, S. de Vries, Roshanka Ranasinghe, A.J.H.M. Reniers, Marcel J.F. Stive

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Typically a beach is out of equilibrium after a nourishment is installed. To observe how a nourished beach behaves on the timescale of storms a monitoring campaign was set up at Vlugtenburg beach after a nourishment in the spring of 2009. Here we show a sediment budget analysis of the first 2.5 years for a coastal domain spanning 1750 m alongshore from -9 to +5 m NAP. To investigate the redistribution of nourished sand different sections of the profile are examined. Observations show that the initial response (first 6 to 12 months after construction) is large where the sediment eroded from the beach is transported offshore to form a subtidal bar. In the following period (until present) the losses in the domain are on the order of 40 m3 per m alongshore per year. These losses are concentrated in the profile around the waterline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJubilee Conference Proceedings NCK-days 2012
Subtitle of host publicationCrossing borders in coastal research
EditorsW.M. Kranenburg, E.M. Horstman, K.M. Wijnberg
PublisherUniversity of Twente
ISBN (Print)978-90-365-3342-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventNCK-Days 2012: Crossing borders in coastal research - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 13 Mar 201216 Mar 2012


ConferenceNCK-Days 2012


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