Data presented in the paper: Zooming in and out: Scale-dependence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting salt marsh erosion

Wang, H. (Creator), van der Wal, D. (Creator), Li, X. (Creator), van Belzen, J. (Creator), Herman, P. (Creator), Hu, Z. (Creator), Zhenming, G. (Creator), Zhang, L. (Creator), Bouma, T. (Creator), Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), 2017


  • Heng Wang (Creator)
  • Daphne van der Wal (Creator)
  • Xiangyu Li (Creator)
  • Jim van Belzen (Creator)
  • P Herman (Creator)
  • Zhan Hu (Creator)
  • Ge Zhenming (Creator)
  • Liquan Zhang (Creator)
  • Tjeerd Bouma (Creator)


This research aims to identify the critical extrinsic (wind exposure and foreshore morphology) and intrinsic factors (soil and vegetation properties) affecting the erosion of salt marsh edges at different spatial scales. The dataset includes the rates of cliff lateral retreat (.txt) quantified using a time series of aerial photographs taken over four salt marsh sites in the Westerschelde estuary, the Netherlands, the wind exposure of marsh edges (.txt), the input data of SWA (Simulating WAves Nearshore) model (.dat and .txt) and the output wave height of Westerschelde estuary (.dat).
Date made available2017
PublisherNetherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Temporal coverageSep-2015 - May-2017
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands, Westerschelde
Access to the dataset Open

    Keywords on Datasets

  • Foreshore Morphology, Root biomass, Salt marsh edges determination, sediment erodibility, Sediment grain size, Soil properties, SWAN, Vegetation properties, Wind Exposure
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  1. Zooming in and out: Scale dependence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting salt marsh erosion

    Wang, H., van der Wal, D., Li, X., van Belzen, J., Herman, P. M. J., Hu, Z., Ge, Z., Zhang, L. & Bouma, T. J., Jul-2017, In : Journal of geophysical research-Earth surface. 122, 7, p. 1455-1470 16 p.

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