Tidal Inlet Morphodynamics

How do tidal inlets evolve, and how can we manage them better?

Morphodynamic evolution of tidal inlets and estuaries (specifically ebb-tidal deltas); hydrodynamic processes at tidal inlets and in estuaries; spatial and temporal variations in grain size.


Relevant Publications

  1. Elias, E.P.L., van der Spek, A.J.F., Pearson, S.G., & Cleveringa, J. (2019). Understanding sediment bypassing processes through analysis of high-frequency observations of Ameland Inlet, the Netherlands. Marine Geology. [Link]
  2. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., de Wit, F.P. Holzhauer-Meijer, H., de Loof, A.P., & Wang, Z.B. (2019). Observations of suspended particle size distribution on an energetic ebb-tidal delta [Poster]. Coastal Sediments ’19, May 27-31, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida. [Link].
  3. Pearson, S.G., van Prooijen, B.C., Wang, Z.B. The Influence of Grain Size on Sediment Transport Pathways at Ameland Inlet [Poster]. NCK Days Conference 2017, Den Helder, Netherlands https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14690.12481 [Link]
  4. Reniers, A.J.H.M., de Wit, F.P., Tissier, M.F.S., Pearson, S.G., Brakenhoff, L., van der
    Vegt, M., & van Prooijen, B.C. (2019). Wave-and current-related ebb-tidal sediment transport: observations and modeling [Oral Presentation]. Coastal Sediments ’19, May 27-31, 2019, St. Petersburg, Florida. [Link].

Relevant Student Theses (Co-)Supervised

  1. Mayra Ithzel Zaldivar Piña. Sandbank stability at the mouth of a modified Haringvliet Estuary.  [Link]. Feb 2020 – Oct 2020.  In cooperation with Delta21.
  2. Roy van Weerdenburg. Jun 2018 – Jan 2019. Exploring the relative importance of wind for exchange processes around a tidal inlet system [Link].
  3. Albert Monclús Abadal. Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in Sandy Nearshore Inlet Systems [Link]. Feb 2018 – Jul 2018.
  4. Jasper Bak. Nourishment strategies for the Ameland Inlet. [Link]. Mar – Oct 2017. In cooperation with Deltares, Boskalis, and Rijkswaterstaat.

Relevant Blog Posts