Predicting Impacts of Management Measures on Fragile Coastal Wetlands Using a Predictive Landscape Model

by Roelof M. J. Boumans,
John W. Day, Jr.,
G. P. Kemp,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93


We present a marsh development model that incorporates the hydrodynamics of erosion and sedimentation and meets all conventions proposed for spatial landscape modeling. Wave parameters are related to sediment elevation dynamics predicting growth or deterioration of coastal wetlands. When this module is integrated into its spatial context, it will be used to predict landscape changes in wetlands that are extremely sensitive to changes in flooding regime. The easily used input modules allow decision makers to run scenarios of proposed landscape alterations.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (coastal) | Landscaping | Hydrologic models | Coastal management | Sediment | Hydrodynamics | Erosion | Parameters (statistics)

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