The parameterization of waves in numerical models determines long-term development of the coast, but is often neglected. Here we tested and improved a novel parameterization of waves in numerical models was improved. On the landward side, levee formation and the filling of accomodation space was accomplished in numerical models by including vegetation effects, multiple grain sizes, sea level rise and waves. The virtual stratigraphy is now comparable to field data in many ways.
This video is part of the collection of videos made for the Bruningslecture of Utrecht University (bruningslecture.nl/).