CHANGING OF LOCAL WAVE CLIMATE DUE TO EBB DELTA MIGRATION

Ralf Kaiser, Hanz D. Niemeyer

Abstract


Field measurements highlighted enormous changes in the attenuation of waves propagating from offshore across the ebb delta on the shoreface of the East Frisian island of Norderney. The application of mathematical wave model SWAN made evident that the migration of the ebb delta is the cause of these changes. The results are very important for coastal protection measures.

Keywords


ebb delta; delta migration; wave climate; local climate; climate change

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