Jana Cox

Jana Cox
Utrecht University | UU · Department of Physical Geography

Master of Science

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Introduction
Currently working as part of the Rivers2Morrow research project investigating the lower Rhine-Meuse Estuary/Delta Areas of interest: - Sediment dynamics - Sediment budgets - Rhine-Meuse Delta - Dredging & dredging effects - Anthropogenic interference in estuaries and deltas - Deltas & estuaries
Education
September 2018 - September 2022
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Sediment dynamics of the lower Rhine Meuse Delta
September 2016 - August 2018
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Earth, Surface & Water
September 2012 - May 2016
Trinity College Dublin
Field of study
  • Earth Sciences

Publications

Publications (14)
Poster
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Summary of work on building openDELvE, the status of coverage, and developments to the database since publishing
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Many delta systems worldwide are becoming increasingly urbanized following a variety of processes, including land reclamation, embanking, major engineering and port constructions, dredging and more. Here, we trace the development of one system, the Rhine-Meuse delta in the Netherlands (RMD) from two natural estuaries (the RME fed by the Rhine river...
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Deltas worldwide are at risk of elevation loss and drowning due to relative sea-level rise. Management strategies to restore or enhance sedimentation on delta plains, Sedimentation-Enhancing Strategies (hereafter SES) are now being pursued in many deltas but there has been limited cross-disciplinary and cross-delta review. Here we compare 21 existi...
Preprint
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Flood-protection levees have been built along rivers and coastlines globally. Current datasets, however, are generally confined to territorial boundaries (national datasets) and are not always easily accessible, posing limitations for hydrologic models and assessments of flood hazard. Here we present our work to develop a single, open-source global...
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Deltas and estuaries worldwide face the challenge of capturing sufficient sediment to keep up with relative sea‐level rise. Knowledge about sediment pathways and fluxes is crucial to combat adverse effects on channel morphology, for example, erosion which enhances bank collapse and increasing tidal penetration. Here, we construct sediment budgets w...
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Shipping fairways in estuaries are continuously dredged to maintain access for large vessels to major ports. However, several estuaries worldwide show adverse side effects to dredging activities, in particular affecting morphology and ecologically valuable habitats. We used physical scale experiments, field assessments of the Western Scheldt estuar...
Conference Paper
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openDELvE is a consolidated dataset of global vector and raster data regarding river levees. We present at the EGU the state of our efforts so far, including information on coverage and intent, as well as opening our dataset to feedback and suggestions. We encourage readers to visit the website www.opendelve.eu and submit admendments using the for...
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Recording of presentation given at vEGU General Assembly 2021 on openDELvE
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Deltas require sufficient sediment to maintain their land area and elevation in the face of relative sea-level rise. Understanding sediment budgets can help in managing and assessing delta resilience under future conditions. Here, we make a sediment budget for the distributary channel network of the Rhine–Meuse delta (RMD), the Netherlands, home to...
Preprint
Shipping fairways in estuaries are continuously dredged to maintain access for large vessels to major ports. However, several estuaries worldwide show adverse side effects to dredging activities, including a shift from multi-channel systems to single-channel systems and the loss of ecologically valuable intertidal flats. We used a time series of ba...

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Archived project
River deltas face risks of flooding from relative sea-level rise (RSLR). Under natural conditions, deltas can aggrade and keep pace with RSLR. However, flood-protection levees in many deltas have limited sedimentation. It is unknown to what extent flood-protection levees have been constructed in river deltas globally. This is a limitation for a significant number of modern scientific studies, including those that provide global RSLR risk assessment. Various sources of flood-protection levee data are in existence, but these are distributed across modalities, and do not share a common reference frame. The aim of the project is to build a common data source which can be cross-referenced to an existing database of deltas. By assimilating this data into a single database, and publishing it publicly online, this will remove the barrier to future research of delta sedimentation.