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Wave data of Advancing Resilience Measures for Vegetated Coastlines (ARM4VEG), Guyana

posted on 11.01.2022, 14:05 authored by Uwe BestUwe Best, Mick van der Wegen, Jasper Dijkstra, Johan ReynsJohan Reyns, Bram van ProoijenBram van Prooijen, Dano Roelvink
This collection contains data collected during mangrove-mudflat campaign in Guyana, during the PhD Thesis project of Uwe Best. It is being made public both to act as supplementary data for publications and the final PhD thesis document, as well as to allow for open usage by other researchers in their own work.

This dataset includes both the raw and processed data acquired by the six (6) pressure transducers (PTs) and the two (2) Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters (ADVs). Theses instruments were established along the main transect, MB at the Chateau Margot coastline, Guyana. The sampling frequency of the pressure transducers was set to 5 Hz to collect water levels and allow for the extraction of both infragravity waves, and wind-generated waves via a MATLAB script.

Obtained pressure data from the wave sensors were corrected for the atmospheric pressure prior to the conversion to water depths using linear wave theory. The data is pre-processed using filtering, averaging and data correction. Spectral analysis of the obtained wave signal was executed according to the Hegge and Masselink (1996) Fourier analysis scheme, resulting in wave energy density spectra for each burst.


The fieldwork presented in this paper was conducted under the research permit “Mangrove- Mudflat Coastlines Impacted by Sea Level Rise (SLR)- Hydrodynamics and Sediment Dynamics, Chateau Margot Mangroves, Guyana’. It was funded jointly by the Mangrove Research of NAREI (Project #:2019-01) and the PhD Project, 107440 (IHE Delft – Deltares).




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November 2019 - January 2021


Chateau Margot, Guyana

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zipped MATLAB data and code files (.mat, .m) and excel (.xlsx) files.


TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Coastal Engineering, instead of Delft University of Technology; IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Department of Water Science and Engineering; Deltares, Ecosystems and Sediment Dynamics (ESD), Marine and Coastal Systems : Applied Morphodynamics (AMO); Guyana Restoration and Management Department, National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI); Ministry of Public Works, Guyana.