|Title||Land subsidence by peat oxidation leads to enhanced salinization through boils in Dutch polders|
|Author(s)||Louw, Perry G.B. de; Bootsma, Huite; Kooi, Henk; Kramer, Mark; Erkens, Gilles|
|Source||In: 25th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM 2018). - EDP Sciences (E3S Web of Conferences ) - 6 p.|
|Event||25th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, SWIM 2018, Gdansk, 2018-06-17/2018-06-22|
|Department(s)||Soil Physics and Land Management|
|Publication type||Contribution in proceedings|
Peat oxidation in deep Dutch polders leads - in addition to subsidence - to the development of new saline boils, enhancing the salinization of these polders. This on-going process is studied in detail in the Middelburg-Tempelpolder. The objective of the study was to get more in-depth knowledge about this process and to assess it for the present situation and for future landscapes (after 10, 50, 100 and 500 years).