Spatio-temporal variability in accretion and erosion of coastal foredunes in the Netherlands: regional climate and local topography

  • J.G.S. Keijsers (Creator)
  • A. Poortinga (Creator)
  • Michel Riksen (Creator)



Research objective
Investigation of the relation between foredune erosion/accretion in relation to storminess, aeolian transport potential and beach width.
Type of research
The research is a statistical analysis of a long time series of beach profiles. Six sections of the Dutch coast are considered:Noord-Holland, Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland, Schiermonnikoog.
Method of data collection
Original data were obtained from other producers: see "calculated from" links.
Relevant parameters were derived from these datasets using simple algorithms.
• From yearly beach profile: beach width, dune volume
• From hourly sea level data: maximum sea level between profile measurements
• From hourly wind data: yearly transport potential for each site, with 4 different upper limits on wind velocity.
Derived data are that were used in this study are provided in separate files:
• yearly values of beach width and dune volume for all profiles
• yearly maximum sea level between profile measurements
• yearly transport potential for each site
Date made available10 Jun 2014
PublisherWageningen UR
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands


  • Aeolian transport
  • Beach widt
  • Coastal dunes
  • Dune erosion
  • Sea level
  • wind climate

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