Martijn Westhoff

dr. ir.

20062019
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Research interests and expertise

·        Self-organizing principles within hydrological systems

Network structure are omnipresent across a whole range of scales (e.g. river networks, gully networks, root structures or macropore networks). This suggests that there are some overarching  organizing principles in nature creating these structures. Because such preferential flowpaths effectively reduce flow resistances, I hypothesize that thermodynamic optimality principles can explain these structure.

·        Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) in hydrology

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Temperature can be an effective tracer in hydrology. The DTS technique consists of a fiber optic cable capable of measuring temperature at sub-meter resolution at several seconds averages. With this technique it is possible to locate distinct groundwater sources into small streams, measure vertical or horizontal temperature profiles in water bodies, soil or atmosphere or can be used to calibrate detailed stream temperature models.

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thermodynamics Earth & Environmental Sciences
catchment Earth & Environmental Sciences
preferential flow Earth & Environmental Sciences
self organization Earth & Environmental Sciences
entropy Earth & Environmental Sciences
runoff Earth & Environmental Sciences
potential energy Earth & Environmental Sciences
rainfall Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 18 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external

A topographic index explaining hydrological similarity by accounting for the joint controls of runoff formation

Loritz, R., Kleidon, A., Jackisch, C., Westhoff, M., Ehret, U., Gupta, H. & Zehe, E., 18 Sep 2019, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 23, 9, p. 3807-3821 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
drainage
runoff
potential energy
thermodynamics
catchment

Energy states of soil water - A thermodynamic perspective on soil water dynamics and storage-controlled streamflow generation in different landscapes

Zehe, E., Loritz, R., Jackisch, C., Westhoff, M., Kleidon, A., Blume, T., Hassler, S. K. & Savenije, H. H., 18 Feb 2019, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 23, 2, p. 971-987 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
streamflow
thermodynamics
soil water
energy
riparian zone

On the dynamic nature of hydrological similarity

Loritz, R., Gupta, H., Jackisch, C., Westhoff, M., Kleidon, A., Ehret, U. & Zehe, E., 10 Jul 2018, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22, 7, p. 3663-3684 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
hillslope
functional group
digital elevation model
entropy
catchment

Maximum energy dissipation to explain velocity fields in shallow reservoirs

Westhoff, M. C., Erpicum, S., Archambeau, P., Pirotton, M. & Dewals, B., 28 Feb 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Hydraulic Research. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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energy dissipation
Flow patterns
Energy dissipation
flow pattern
Sediment traps

Does the Budyko curve reflect a maximum-power state of hydrological systems? A backward analysis

Westhoff, M., Zehe, E., Archambeau, P. & Dewals, B., 28 Jan 2016, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 20, 1, p. 479-486 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
evaporation
catchment
top-down approach
aridity
boundary condition

Activities 2016 2016

Thermodynamic optimality principles

Martijn Westhoff (Organiser)
8 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopAcademic

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inflow
temperature
water
young