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  2018 - Scholarly publications
De Haas, T., Densmore, A. L., Stoffel, M.H., Suwa, H., Imaizumi, F., Ballesteros-Cánovas, J. A. & Wasklewicz, T. (2018). Avulsions and the spatio-temporal evolution of debris-flow fans. Earth-Science Reviews, 177, (pp. 53-75) (23 p.).
de Haas, T., Pierik, H.J., van der Spek, A., Cohen, K.M., van Maanen, B. & Kleinhans, M.G. (2018). Holocene evolution of tidal systems in The Netherlands - Effects of rivers, coastal boundary conditions, eco-engineering species, inherited relief and human interference. Earth-Science Reviews, 177, (pp. 139-163) (25 p.).
Leuven, J. R.F.W., de Haas, T., Braat, L. & Kleinhans, M. G. (2018). Topographic forcing of tidal sandbar patterns for irregular estuary planforms. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  2017 - Scholarly publications
De Haas, T., Conway, S. J., Butcher, F. E. G., Levy, J., Grindrod, P. M., Goudge, T. A. & Balme, M. R. (2017). Time will tell - Temporal evolution of Martian gullies and palaeoclimatic implications. Geological Society Special Publication, Special publications.
Makaske, Bart, Lavooi, Eva, de Haas, Tjalling, Kleinhans, Maarten G. & Smith, Derald G. (01.10.2017). Upstream control of river anastomosis by sediment overloading, upper Columbia River, British Columbia, Canada. Sedimentology, 64 (6), (pp. 1488-1510) (23 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
De Haas, Tjalling & Van Woerkom, Teun (2016). Bed scour by debris flows: experimental investigation of effects of debris-flow composition. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41 (13), (pp. 1951-1966) (16 p.). esp.3963.
de Haas, Tjalling, van den Berg, Wilco, Braat, Lisanne & Kleinhans, Maarten G. (2016). Autogenic avulsion, channelization and backfilling dynamics of debris-flow fans. Sedimentology, 63 (6), (pp. 1596 - 1619) (24 p.).
  2015 - Scholarly publications
De Haas, T., Hauber, E., Conway, S.J., Van Steijn, H., Johnsson, A. & Kleinhans, M.G. (23.06.2015). Earth-like aqueous debris-flow activity on Mars at high orbital obliquity in the last million years. Nature Communications, 6.
de Haas, T., Kleinhans, M.G. & Ventra, D. (19.06.2015). Sedimentological analyses of martian gullies: The subsurface as the key to the surface. Icarus, 258, (pp. 92-108) (17 p.).
de Haas, Tjalling, Braat, Lisanne, Leuven, Jasper R F W, Lokhorst, Ivar R. & Kleinhans, Maarten G. (2015). Effects of debris flow composition on runout, depositional mechanisms, and deposit morphology in laboratory experiments. Journal of geophysical research. Earth surface, 120 (9), (pp. 1949–1972).
De Haas, Tjalling, Conway, Susan J. & Krautblatter, Michael (01.12.2015). Recent (Late Amazonian) enhanced backweathering rates on Mars - Paracratering evidence from gully alcoves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120 (12), (pp. 2169-2189) (21 p.).
De Haas, Tjalling, Kleinhans, Maarten G., Carbonneau, Patrice E., Rubensdotter, Lena & Hauber, Ernst (01.07.2015). Surface morphology of fans in the high-Arctic periglacial environment of Svalbard - Controls and processes. Earth-Science Reviews, 146, (pp. 163-182) (20 p.).
  2015 - Popularising publications
de Haas, Tjalling (15.01.2015). Aan bijna Nature heb je niets. De Volkskrant [online], (pp. 19-19) (1 p.).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
de Haas, Tjalling, Ventra, Dario, Carbonneau, Patrice E. & Kleinhans, Maarten G. (15.07.2014). Debris-flow dominance of alluvial fans masked by runoff reworking and weathering. Geomorphology, 217, (pp. 165-181) (17 p.).
  2014 - Popularising publications
de Haas, T. (04.11.2014) Invited speaker Sedimentologische Kring Recent liquid water on Mars
de Haas, T. (17.01.2014) Invited speaker Christiaan Huygens Sterrenkunde Vereniging Water op Mars
de Haas, Tjalling (05.03.2014). Even geen raadsels over Mars. De Volkskrant [online], (pp. 19) (1 p.).
Marra, Wouter & de Haas, Tjalling (01.11.2014). Klimaatreconstructies met het landschap van Mars. Zenit, November 2014, (pp. 22-24) (3 p.).
  2014 - Other output
T. de Haas (13.02.2014) Fluvial History of Mars
T. de Haas (09.04.2014) Formation of Martian Gullies
T. de Haas (23.04.2014) Recent water op Mars
T. de Haas (08.01.2014) Svalbard as the key to Mars
  2013 - Scholarly publications
de Haas, T., Hauber, E. & Kleinhans, M.G. (2013). Local late Amazonian boulder breakdown and denudation rate on Mars. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (14), (pp. 3527-3531) (5 p.).
Hauber, E., Platz, T., Reiss, D., Le Deit, L., Kleinhans, M. G., Marra, W. A., de Haas, Tjalling & Carbonneau, P. (01.07.2013). Asynchronous formation of Hesperian and Amazonian-aged deltas on Mars and implications for climate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118 (7), (pp. 1529-1544).
  2013 - Popularising publications
de Haas, T. (20.07.2013). …maar het beetje water heeft grote gevolgen. De Volkskrant [online] (1 p.). serie ware wetenschap.
de Haas, T. (30.04.2013). Gelukkig is er nog Skype. De Volkskrant [online] (1 p.). serie ware wetenschap.
de Haas, T. (17.08.2013). Marshellingen. De Volkskrant [online], (pp. 35-35) (1 p.). rubriek Ware Wetenschap.
de Haas, T. (2013). The breakup of Martian boulders. Physics Today, 66 (issue 9) (1 p.).
de Haas, T. (26.03.2013). Tjalling moet een geweer. De Volkskrant [online] (1 p.). serie ware wetenschap.
de Haas, T. (30.04.2013). Woesj, een twee drie, trek!. De Volkskrant [online] (1 p.). serie ware wetenschap.
  2013 - Other output
T. de Haas (11.10.2013) Svalbard as the key to Mars
  2012 - Scholarly publications
de Haas, T., Schuurman, F. & Kleinhans, M.G. (03.12.2012). Numerical modeling of bifurcation evolution in a sand-bed braided river. AGU Fall Meeting 2012 abstracts San Francisco, USA, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012.
Kleinhans, M.G., de Haas, T., Lavooi, E. & Makaske, B. (2012). Evaluating competing hypotheses for the origin and dynamics of river anastomosis. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37 (12), (pp. 1337-1351) (15 p.).
  2011 - Professional publications
Stouthamer, E. & de Haas, T. (2011). Erodibiliteit en risico op zettingsvloeiing als maat voor stabiliteit van oevers, onderwatertaluds en rivierbodems van de Oude Maas, de Noord en het Spui. Utrecht: Dept. Fysische Geografie / Universiteit Utrecht.
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Kleinhans, M.G. & de Haas, T. (04.11.2010). Stability of River Bifurcations from Bedload to Suspended Load Dominated Conditions. In E. Stouthamer (Eds.), Book of Abstracts (pp. 10) (1 p.). Delft: NCR, NCR Days 2010.
  0 - Other output
T. de Haas () Effect of weatheringon alluvial fan texture and morphology:implications for Mars
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Delta Evolution / Rhine-Meuse Delta Studies
01.01.2005 to 31.12.2020
General project description 

Delta Evolution is the label we use since 2005, for the Utrecht University research line in Lowland Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, carried out by the Department of Physical Geography, in cooperation with other institutes. Delta Evolution is also the label put on the strategic research cooperation (since 2008) of the group with departments in Deltares Research Institute and TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands, that have their offices on the Utrecht science campus too. The Delta Evolution program also connects to the network of alumni of Physical Geographers and Quaternary Geologists active in commercial consultancy companies and governmental agencies in the field of water management, hydrology, civil engineering, nature conservation and archaeology in The Netherlands and to colleagues at other universities - with whom we collaborate in shared projects. Our research and networks extend to deltas internationally - see the pages of the Future Deltas focus area for example. 

The Netherlands and the Rhine-Meuse delta in it are strongholds for our research. Our scientific research treats this delta as the mega-case, to draw smaller cases from - and to compare with other delta systems (other mega-cases) to test and validate what part of our insights are delta-specific and what is generic. The lowlands that the program focuses on include: delta plains, coastal plains, larger river valleys, peat wetlands, lagoon and fenlands and so on. These areas connect to upstream catchments and coastal marine systems downstream. Besides holding sedimentary and geomorphic record of their dynamic formation (lowland genesis, natural and human impacts thereon), the lowlands are also archives that recorded change of the upstream catchment (size of floods and amounts of sediment received), the coastal system (transgression, tides, barrier coasts, storms), the climate system (storms, precipitation, temperature), the biological system (vegetation and fauna, aquatic, riparian, terrestrial), the deeper earth (neoteconics, glaciohydro-isostasy), and archeological history (finds, sites, use of landscape). This feeds interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. Also, the better the build-up, making-of and age of the lowlands is understood (data integration, synthesis), the better the archives and science based on becomes (duplication, cross-validation, stacking). This is a main reason to carry-over mapping and dating knowledge from individual projects to Delta Evolution's living datasets, that in turn feed into new projects.

Delta Evolution as an umbrella programma, bundles series of PhD/Postdoc projects and contract-research projects and includes long-term dataset management from and between these projects. Goals in Delta Evolution at present are:

1. Perform novel scientific research in Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology of lowland areas,

  • by using and expanding the present datasets (already huge and of high quality) and knowledge (from several disciplines), 

  • by exploring the limits of our process-understanding and innovate the techniques of modelling geomorphology to cover longer timescales (1000-100,000 years), 

  • by pushing the resolution and accuracy of our mapping and dating, and innovate the techniques that combine these (GIS palaeogeography, 3D/4D geomodelling),

  • by striving to time-slice the evolution of deltas and quantify rates of morphological, sedimentary and hydrological change as they were changing over time (thus documenting shifts in controls)

  • by addressing research questions on the delta system at nested spatial, temporal and functional scales (whole delta, individual branches and swamps, fluvial vs. tidal affected reaches, human-impacted, semi-natural, natural parts of the system's suites of environments and processes; transgressive vs high-stand periods).

  • by combining new-collected data from field- and lab work with existing data, statistical analysis and physical numerical modelling.

2.  Synchronize the academic delta research with applied research activities

  • by valorizing new scientific insights early on in national mapping projects and geological/geotechnical/geohydrological advice.

  • by making early use of data-collection opportunities arising from larger infrastructural projects in the Netherlands delta, in academic research.

  • by topping up scientific research with contract-research and vice-versa: have exchange of input data, syncing the interpretation, and reviewing the data output.

  • by releasing high-quality data-sets and update these from time to time: take-in, monitoring and review of applied and academic research results from 3rd parties.

  • by taking up advisory roles, if possible in early stages, in projects that demand geological-geomorphological  information for plannig and decision making.

  • by connecting the Delta Evolution research output to internationally actual themes such as: global change, sustainability, climate change, sea-level change and land subsidence, delta urbanisation, environmental pressure, groundwater demand, hydrocarbon demand, ecological demand, interdisciplinarity science demand. See the pages of the Future Deltas focus area for examples. 


Role Researcher Funding
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Deltares
  • TNO Geologische Dienst Nederland

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dr. T. de Haas Contact details
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Princetonlaan 8a
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The Netherlands

Willem C. van Unnikgebouw

Heidelberglaan 2
Room 006 ZON
The Netherlands

Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 4014
Phone number (department) +31 30 253 2749
Willem C. van Unnikgebouw

Heidelberglaan 2
Room -
The Netherlands

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