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Neue Veröffentlichung zur Interaktion von Welle, Vegetation und Bauwerk in Salzwiesen bei Seedeichen

New publication on the interaction between waves, vegetaion and structures in salt marshes at sea dikes

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With regard to climate change and sea level rise, biodiversity and nature conservation are becoming increasingly important for technology and society, as well as for coastal engineering. Ecosystems such as salt marshes provide self-regulating ecosystem services; for example by reducing the energy of incoming waves on the coast and strengthening the soil via the root system. Our new publication shows the results of laboratory experiments investigating the influence of an artificial salt marsh in front of a sea dike on the hydraulic processes. The configuration of the artificial salt marsh and the hydraulic boundary conditions are varied to create a comprehensive database. The wave reflection, the wave transmission, the surf accumulation and the wave run-up on the dike are examined.


Keimer, K., Schürenkamp, D., Miescke, F., Kosmalla, V., Lojek, O., Goseberg, N. (2021): Ecohydraulics of Surrogate Salt Marshes for Coastal Protection: Wave–Vegetation Interaction and Related Hydrodynamics on Vegetated Foreshores at Sea Dikes. In: Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 147, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000667