The weather, waves and currents
Research theme 1: The weather, waves and currents
Wind and rain have a major impact on the erosion and accretion of the coast, and also on the development of dunes and vegetation. Waves and currents around the Sand Motor also affect the formation of the new land.
We receive weather statistics from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and Rijkswaterstaat. The waves can be observed using a buoy in the vicinity, and currents are mapped out from the Argus Mast (the monitoring station for the Sand Motor).