The Ems and Loire evolved into hyper-turbid estuaries in the course of the 20th
century. Winterwerp et al. (2013 a, b) argued that narrowing and deepening of these
rivers induced a regime shift towards these hyper-turbid conditions. This regime
shift was presumed to be driven by a positive feed-back between tidal
amplification, tidal asymmetry and sediment-induced drag reduction. As also the
Sea Scheldt was/is subject to narrowing and deepening, Winterwerp et al. reasoned
that also this river may be at risk to become hyper-turbid.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventINTERCOH 2017: 14th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 13 Nov 201717 Nov 2017
Conference number: 14


ConferenceINTERCOH 2017
Abbreviated titleINTERCOH 2017
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