Tidal Flat Estuaries

Simulation and Analysis of the Ems Estuary

  • Job Baretta
  • Piet Ruardij

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Description of the Ecosystem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. W. Baretta, P. Ruardij
      Pages 3-13
    3. V. N. De Jonge
      Pages 14-27
    4. F. Colijn, M. A. van Arkel, A. Stam
      Pages 28-35
    5. W. Admiraal, J. W. Baretta, F. Colijn, V. N. De Jonge, R. W. P. M. Laane, P. Ruardij et al.
      Pages 36-62
  3. The Blueprint of the Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. P. Ruardij, J. W. Baretta
      Pages 65-76
    3. J. W. Baretta, W. Admiraal, F. Colijn, J. F. P. Malschaert, P. Ruardij
      Pages 77-104
    4. W. Admiraal, M. A. van Arkel, J. W. Baretta, F. Colijn, W. Ebenhöh, V. N. de Jonge et al.
      Pages 105-152
    5. J. G. Baretta-Bekker, A. Stam
      Pages 153-167
  4. Results and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. J. W. Baretta
      Pages 171-174
    3. J. W. Baretta, W. Admiraal
      Pages 175-204
    4. J. G. Baretta-Bekker
      Pages 228-239
    5. J. W. Baretta, P. Ruardij
      Pages 259-268
    6. J. W. Baretta, P. Ruardij
      Pages 269-281
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 282-353

About this book


In view of the increasing problems of waste disposal in the Netherlands, plans were made to pipeline the waste to the Ems-Dollard estuary. To evaluate the practicability a project was started with the aim to implement a simulation model of an estuary ecosystem. This model was based on the knowledge of the hydrology, geochemistry and biology of the Ems estuary. For this approach data of the abiotic and biotic environment were collected in studies of the Ems estuary and are presented in this report. With its comprehensive information of biological processes as food webs, biomass production and nutrient supply, as well as of sedimentological and flux parameters, this book can be considered as a general model of an estuary ecosystem.


Sediment biology biomass chemistry ecosystem environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Job Baretta
    • 1
  • Piet Ruardij
    • 1
  1. 1.Netherlands Institute for Sea ResearchAB Den Burg-TexelThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73755-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73753-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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