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Habitatmapping ondiep water Zeeschelde: deelrapport 2 - Numeriek 2D model
Maximova, T.; Vanlede, J.; Plancke, Y.; Verwaest, T.; Mostaert, F. (2013). Habitatmapping ondiep water Zeeschelde: deelrapport 2 - Numeriek 2D model. Version 2.0. WL Rapporten, 00_028. Waterbouwkundig Laboratorium: Antwerp. IX, 60 + 87 p. appendices pp.
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    Hydraulics and sediment > Hydrodynamics > Current velocities  and patterns
    Hydraulics and sediment > Hydrodynamics > Tides
    Numerical modelling
    Numerical models
    Physics > Mechanics > Fluid mechanics > Hydrodynamics
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    Habitat mapping

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  • Habitatmapping Zeeschelde

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Proposer: Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Vlaams Ministerie van Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Departement Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Afdeling Maritieme Toegang, more

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    Shallow subtidal areas and intertidal zones are very important for the ecology of the estuary. These areas are characterized by low dynamics, which results in a silty and nutrient-rich environment. They form habitats for large bird polpulations and benthic species.

    The objective of the project “00_028 Habitatmapping ondiep water Zeeschelde” is to study the relations between the physical, sedimentological and ecological characteristics in the Sea Scheldt and to classify the shallow subtidal areas according to their ecological value (in collaboration with INBO).

    This report describes the calibration and validation of a numerical model. The model accuracy is analyzed based on comparison of the model results and measured water levels, discharges, stationary velocities and sailed ADCP measurements. The calibrated model will be used to analyse the hydrodynamic characteristics of the study areas.

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