Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Research article
22 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 22 Nov 2016

Predicted ripple dimensions in relation to the precision of in situ measurements in the southern North Sea

Knut Krämer and Christian Winter

Related authors

Relations of physical and biogenic reworking of sandy sediments in the southeastern North Sea
Knut Krämer, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Ulrike Schückel, Moritz Holtappels, and Christian Winter
Ocean Sci. Discuss.,,, 2019
Preprint withdrawn
Short summary

Cited articles

Ahmerkamp, S., Winter, C., Janssen, F., Kuypers, M. M. M., and Holtappels, M.: The impact of bedform migration on benthic oxygen fluxes, J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeo., 120, 2229–2242,, 2015.
Amirshahi, S., Winter, C., and Kwoll, E.: Characteristoics of instantaneous turbulent events in southern German Bight, in: River Flow 2016, edited by: Constantinescu, G., Garcia, M., and Hanes, D., Taylor & Francis, 2016.
Amos, C. L. and Collins, M. B.: The combined effects of wave motion and tidal currents on the morphology of intertidal ripple marks; The Wash, U.K., J. Sediment. Res., 48, 849–856,, 1978.
Amos, C. L., Bowen, A. J., Huntley, D. A., and Lewis, C. F. M.: Ripple generation under the combined influences of waves and currents on the Canadian continental shelf, Cont. Shelf Res., 8, 1129–1153,, 1988.
Baas, J. H.: Dimensional analysis of current ripples in recent and ancient depositional environments, Ph.D. thesis, ISBN: 90-71577-60-0, Faculteit Aardwetenschappen, Utrecht University, 1993.
Short summary
Ripples are small regular sand waves found on beaches or the floor of rivers and coastal seas. Their shapes and dimensions are controlled by properties of the sand and the strength of waves and currents. The form of ripples can be predicted by mathematical formulas which were often developed from laboratory experiments. In this work, we present methods for measurement of ripple heights and lengths from the North Sea and compare the results to calculated dimensions.