Quantifying bed form migration using multi-beam sonar

Michiel Knaapen, C.N. van Bergen Henegouw, Y.Y. Hu

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The migration rates of both medium and very large dunes in a part of the North Sea were determined from high-resolution multi-beam echo soundings. From the bathymetric maps, crest positions were determined and compared. From changes in the positions of these crests relative to fixed markers, the migration rates within a tidal cycle and on a seasonal timescale were calculated. The sediment transport rates derived from the migration of the bedforms compare well with theoretical estimates of the residual transport in the area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-314
JournalGeo-marine letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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  • IR-67288


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