Canopies formed by aquatic vegetation, such as seagrass meadows and mangroves, significantly modify waves and currents in the nearshore ocean, which is relatively poorly understood and traditionally neglected or highly simplified in coastal scale applications. This thesis provides an improved systematic understanding of canopy flow dynamics in the nearshore ocean through a combination of high-resolution laboratory experiments and detailed numerical modelling. Based on the newly obtained insights a widely used coastal engineering numerical model was improved, allowing for more accurate modelling of wave and current dynamics in marine ecosystems on field scale.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||2 Oct 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|