Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 731–756, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-731-2017
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 731–756, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-731-2017

Research article 28 Nov 2017

Research article | 28 Nov 2017

Turning the tide: comparison of tidal flow by periodic sea level fluctuation and by periodic bed tilting in scaled landscape experiments of estuaries

Maarten G. Kleinhans et al.

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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2017) by Daniel Parsons
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jul 2017) by Daniel Parsons
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Aug 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (11 Sep 2017) by Daniel Parsons
AR by Maarten Kleinhans on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2017) by Daniel Parsons
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Oct 2017) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
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Short summary
Creating estuaries in the laboratory has been challenging. When the ebb and flood currents are driven by ebb and flood in the sea, they are too weak to move sand. Here we describe how the periodic tilting of an entire experimental set-up leads to ebb and flood currents with similar behaviour as in nature and with enough strength to move sand. This means that this novel set-up now allows for the creation of estuarine landscapes in experiments.