Subsidence in the holocene delta of The Netherlands
TNO Bouw en Ondergrond
de Lange, G.
The low-lying part of The Netherlands is very vulnerable in terms of surface subsidence due to peat oxidation and peat/clay compaction. To gain knowledge about this kind of subsidence and the factors driving it, a study was performed in which as many surface elevation data were collected as possible and processed to obtain a subsidence map. Quality control was an important step in this study, as it controlled the decision to use measurements for the final map. Subsidence rates were derived by fitting a linear trend line through the altitude measurements in time. The result is a map of the historic subsidence rates, with the main focus on the Holocene area. This map points out areas that are vulnerable to (future) subsidence and will be a valuable tool for regional policy makers such as water boards.
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Earth & Environment
GM - Geomodelling
EELS - Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences
IAHS Press, Wallingford, UK
8th International Symposium on Land Subsidence, EISOLS, 17-22 October 2010, Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, 339 (339), 158-163