C.M. van der Hout
Utrecht University
Water columnBeach morphodynamicsPelagic zoneBenthic zoneSpring bloom
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#1C.M. van der Hout (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
#2Rob Witbaard (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 17
Last. Theo Gerkema (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 17
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The analysis of 1.8 years of data gives an understanding of the response to varying forcing of suspended particulate matter (SPM) and chlorophyll-a (CHL-a) in a coastal turbidity maximum zone (TMZ). Both temporal and vertical concentration variations in the near-bed layer (0–2 m) in the shallow (11 m deep) coastal zone at 1 km off the Dutch coast are shown. Temporal variations in the concentration of both parameters are found on tidal and seasonal scales, and a marked response to episodic events...
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#2B.C. van ProoijenH-Index: 3
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Shallow coastal seas are subject to an increasing pressure by offshore operations. Further to a direct influence these operations impose on benthic and pelagic organisms, an indirect influence is caused by changes in sediment dynamics and morphodynamics. Temporal variations in SPM have a large effect on the timing and rate of primary production, thereby also affecting higher trophic levels. Field measurements along the Dutch coast indicate significant seasonal variations in concentrations of SPM...