On the parameterization of biological influences on offshore sand wave dynamics

  title={On the parameterization of biological influences on offshore sand wave dynamics},
  author={Bastiaan Wijnand Borsje and Suzanne Hulscher and Peter M. J. Herman and Mindert de Vries},
The bed of the North Sea is covered by sand waves and houses a great number of macrobenthic animals. These bio-engineers are known to have a significant influence on the stability of the bed and thereby on the geomorphology of the seabed. This paper proposes a parameterization of these bio-geomorphological interactions. Given the abundance of three dominant bio-engineers on the Dutch Continental Shelf, the predicted occurrence of sand waves, in which the parameterization is included, shows… CONTINUE READING


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