Coastal Lowlands: Geology and Geotechnology by James M. Coleman, H. H. Roberts (auth.), W. J. M. van der

By James M. Coleman, H. H. Roberts (auth.), W. J. M. van der Linden, S. A. P. L. Cloetingh, J. P. K. Kaasschieter, W. J. E. van de Graaff, J. Vandenberghe, J. A. M. van der Gun (eds.)

Coastal Lowlands by way of advantage in their place around the boundary of land and sea belong to the earth's so much dynamic platforms. this can be real within the actual, i. e. geological and organic, up to within the cultural and social feel. even supposing the nearness to the ocean was once and nonetheless is fraught with possibility coastal lowlands have constantly attracted human curiosity, offering difficult chance, conserving the promise of ecocnomic firm. Coastal lowlands, particularly the place rivers input the sector, are the cradles of significant civilisations and there, of outdated, populations reached optimum densities. for example, Dutch historical past is a story of human fight and endeavour with and opposed to the ocean. Dutch 'low landers' wrestled their land from the ocean, in flip the ocean cast a kingdom of autonomous fishermen, navigators, farmers and investors who outfitted their cities and ships on the borders of the North and Zuyder Seas. As lowlands subside and sea point rises, it sounds as if nowadays at an expanding fee, obstacle approximately this surroundings world-wide can be emerging. It definitely used to be applicable and well timed for the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands while celebrating its seventy fifth birthday to arrange and phone jointly a symposium, focussing consciousness at the geology and geotechnology of coastal lowlands; geology to higher comprehend their formation and evolution, geotechnology to raised deal with and harvest assets up to defend a special and the most important environment.

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1987 Sand transport patterns in the ebb-tidal delta off Marsdiep Inlet, Wadden Sea, The Netherlands. (Abstract)KNGMG Symp. Coastal Lowlands Geology and Geotechnology, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1987- Abstracts and 48 Programme 58. Wiersma, J. J. 1988 The morphology of the Dutch shoreface between Hook of Holland and Den Helder. L. De Boer, A. D. Nio (eds): Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies- Rei· del (Dordrecht): 101-111. Geologie en Mijnbouw 68: 49-72 (1989) © Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht Intraplate stresses and the stratigraphic evolution of the North Sea Central Graben Henk Kooil, Sierd Cloetingh1 & Gijs Remmelts 2 Vening Meinesz Laboratory, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Utrecht, P.

5 X 106 m3 sand (about 7% of the total sand budget). During onshore migration, it may have decreased in size, but it still brought a large amount of sand to the shore- line. 2 x 106 m3 (about 2% of the total sand budget). 61 x 106 m3/year. 13% of the total sand budget in the delta. Discussion Mechanism of the Cyclic Morphologic Process A comparison of the length of the main ebb channel (measured on the -lOrn line) in different years and the tidal prism at different inlets along the West Frisian Islands shows a strong correlation between the two (Fig.

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