Wave and current induced flows in aquatic vegetation canopies

Published: 17 December 2019

Friday 13 December, Deltares researcher Arnold van Rooijen obtained his PhD from the University of Western Australia based on his thesis ‘Wave and current induced flows in aquatic vegetation canopies’.

Arnold used a combination of physical and numerical modelling to improve understanding on how canopies formed by aquatic vegetation (e.g., seagrass, mangroves) affect coastal hydrodynamic processes. Based on these insights, a widely used coastal engineering numerical model (XBeach) was improved, allowing for more accurate modelling of wave dynamics in marine ecosystems on field scale.

You can find an online version of his thesis here.