Estimates of exposure times in the Wadden Sea: a comparison of methods

Auteurs: Janine Nauw et al

Jaar: 2016

Taal: Engels

Omschrijving: The vertical tide in the Wadden Sea causes alternate flooding and drying of the intertidal flats, the duration of which is affected by wind surges, secondarily. To estimate, for instance, the potential growth of microphytobenthos and foraging time of suspension-feeding bivalves and benthos-feeding waders, it is important to have spatio-temporal data of these exposure times. In this study, we have compared two methods to determine the exposure times of tidal flats in the Dutch Wadden Sea.