Data underlying the publication: Spatial and temporal variation in long-term silt accumulation in a back-barrier salt marsh

doi: 10.4121/c62db524-db8d-45d6-8fe4-673857d4bd8c.v1
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doi: 10.4121/c62db524-db8d-45d6-8fe4-673857d4bd8c
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Cornacchia, Loreta; Bakker, Jan P.; Koppenaal, Elske C.; de Groot, A.V. (Alma); Olff, Han et. al. (2024): Data underlying the publication: Spatial and temporal variation in long-term silt accumulation in a back-barrier salt marsh. Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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lat (N): 53°30′N
lon (E): 6°10′E
time coverage
1992 - 2010
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This dataset contains the data presented in the article: L. Cornacchia, J.P. Bakker, E.C. Koppenaal, et al., Spatial and temporal variation in long-term sediment accumulation in a back-barrier salt marsh, Geomorphology (2024),

The aim of this research was to investigate the spatial and temporal variation in sediment accumulation within the back-barrier salt marsh of Schiermonnikoog (The Netherlands). We conducted field measurements focusing on two parameters: elevation and thickness of the salt-marsh deposits. Elevation was measured with an optical levelling instrument before 2005, and a Trimble Spectra Precision laser from 2005 onwards. For the thickness of the deposits, we collected soil samples using a narrow auger. These measurements were conducted at two spatial scales: at the landscape scale, we covered the area from the base of the dunes to the intertidal flats with a grid of 820 points (sampled only in 2010). At the sub-catchment scale, we established six small-scale permanent transects in the field on the gradient between a low dune and adjacent salt marsh, resulting in a total of 500 to 680 measurements per transect. We sampled along these transects in 1992, 1992, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2009.

  • 2024-04-23 first online, published, posted
  • This project is funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) within the framework of the Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances between China and The Netherlands, project PSA-SA-E-02.
NIOZ, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Estuarine and Delta Systems
Conservation Ecology, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences GELIFES


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