Influence of tides, bathymetry, lithology and regional flows on the salinization process in nature area the Rammegors

Ilja America, Perry de Louw, George Bier, Sjoerd van der Zee

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Nature area Rammegors, which has recently been transformed from a fresh inner-dyke nature area to a salt tidal area. Due to this transformation, salt water is infiltrating in a fresh waterlens. This salinisation process is investigated in more detail by two- and three dimensional models together with mearsurements in the area. Zeeland project FRESHEM has provided detailed isohaline maps of the area and Deltares is making transient isohaline maps based on measurements made by an ERT-cable which is situated in Rammegors. These data has been and will be used to investigate which factors; bathymetry, lithology, tides or regional groundwater flow, will have the largest impact on the salinization process in Rammegors. This investigation shows that discretization size has an influence on the speed and spatial distribution of salt plumes. Lithology has the largest influence on the salinization process, followed by bathymetry. Spring and neap tides do differ from the normal tides situation only when bathymetry is not taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM 2018)
EditorsA. Szymkiewicz, A. Sadurski, B. Jaworska-Szulc
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2018
Event25th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, SWIM 2018 - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275


Conference25th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, SWIM 2018


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