EFFECTIVENESS OF A COMBINED BEACH AND SHOREFACE NOURISHMENT ON THE ISLAND OF NORDERNEY/EAST FRISIA, GERMANY

Hanz D. Niemeyer, Ralf Kaiser, Heiko Knaack

Abstract


In order to improve the effectiveness of artificial nourishments a replenishment outside of the beach itself was taken into consideration for a prototype test. Contradictory to the earlier six conventional beach nourishments the material was deposited both on the shoreface and on the beach. The fate of the combined shoreface and beach nourishment was as well as that of the preceding conventional beach replenishment intensively monitored including field investigations of bathymetry, hydro- and sediment dynamics. On the basis of these data and additional application of mathematical models the effectiveness of this new type of nourishment has been evaluated in comparison with a conventional beach replenishment.

Keywords


beach nourishment; shoreface nourishment; East Frisia; Norderney

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