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Data presented in the paper "Zooming in and out: scale-dependence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting salt marsh erosion"

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posted on 24.07.2017, 00:00 by H. (Heng) Wang, D. (Daphne) van der Wal, X. (Xiangyu) Li, J. (Jim) van Belzen, P M J Herman, Zhan Hu, G. (Ge) Zhenming, L. (Liquan) Zhang, T.J. (Tjeerd) Bouma
This research aims to identify the critical extrinsic (wind exposure and foreshore morphology) and intrinsic factors (soil and vegetation properties) affecting the erosion of salt marsh edges at different spatial scales. The dataset includes the rates of cliff lateral retreat (.txt) quantified using a time series of aerial photographs taken over four salt marsh sites in the Westerschelde estuary, the Netherlands, the wind exposure of marsh edges (.txt), the input data of SWA (Simulating WAves Nearshore) model (.dat and .txt) and the output wave height of Westerschelde estuary (.dat)



GELIFES, Groningen University; Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research, School of Marine Science, Sun Yatsen University; NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Estuarine and Delta Systems, and Utrecht University; State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University


NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


Westerschelde (estuary)

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