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Wout van Dijk

Wout van Dijk
Wout van Dijk

GM Geomorphology

The 2012 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Wout van Dijk for the poster/PICO entitled:

Experimental Meandering: From braided towards meandering by the addition of cohesive floodplain material (Van Dijk, W. M.; Van de Lageweg, W. I.; Kleinhans, M. G.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

Wout van Dijk is a PhD student at the department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University, working under supervision of Maarten Kleinhans. His PhD project is focused on what the necessary and sufficient conditions are to form dynamic meandering rivers and floodplains in the laboratory as part of the project “Riverland: self-organisation of river channel pattern, banks and floodplains” (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO-Vidi-864.08.007). The poster presented at the EGU 2012 showed results of the addition of cohesive fine material in the sediment feed on the development of a meandering river and their floodplain as suppose to an experiment without cohesive fines where a braided planform emerged.