Thesis defence T.K.A. Do: coastal inlets

08 April 2019 12:30 - Location: Aula, TU Delft - By: webredactie

Seasonal hydro- and morphodynamics of data-limited bay and coastal inlet systems. Promotor 1: Prof.dr.ir. M.J.F. Stive (CiTG); Promotor 2: Prof.dr.ir. Z.B. Wang (CiTG).

The main objective of this study is to unravel the physical processes that control typical coastal systems in Central Vietnam while challenged by the fact that it is a data limited environment. Cua Dai Inlet and Da Nang bay are the typical coastal system along the central coast of Vietnam. These coastal systems are strongly influenced by tropical monsoon conditions, which are characterized by variations in seasonal wave conditions and seasonal river flow. These systems are even more vulnerable to extreme weather conditions and human interventions. In order to identify and quantify the main processes governing the evolution of Cua Dai beach to explain the morphological changes and extreme erosion in recent years, a new approach was developed. The new methodology to extract volume changes from Landsat images combined with process-base modelling have been successfully applied to investigate the main processes that govern morphological changes and extreme erosion at Cua Dai beach during recent decades. While developing the proposed methodology of extracting volume changes derived from shoreline changes, this method has evaluated for a data-rich environment (i.e. the North- Holland coast) before applying it to a data limited environment.

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