The development of a digital terrain model for the geomorphological engineering of the 'rolling' foredune of Terschelling, the Netherlands

D. Van Der Wal*

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Abstract

The foredunes form an important element of the line of defence which protects the low-lying parts of the Netherlands from the sea. The foredune of the eastern part of the Wadden island of Terschelling has been managed as a 'rolling' foredune to maximize the amount of sand available in times of emergency. Following a decision of the Dutch Government to maintain the coastline of 1990, this foredune will now be stabilized. A plan is made to reshape the morphology of the foredune according to a geomorphological design. A simulation model was developed to produce a Digital Terrain Model with the required geometrical information. The transformation which is on the macro-level scale can be achieved within the envisaged medium-scale planning period of five years only by applying earth-moving machinery, placing fences or planting sand-trapping vegetation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of coastal conservation
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dune management
  • Foredune morphometry
  • Sand dyke
  • Sand-trapping vegetation
  • Simulation model
  • ITC-ISI-JOURNAL-ARTICLE

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