Cyclic morphology is related to water levels on a shallow spit-platform in the Danish Wadden Sea. Water levels were used as a dynamic parameter because low water levels, water levels at moderate wind set ups and high water levels occur at different wind situations and they result in different morphology. Low water levels result in a flat sand bar with one deep and narrow ebb channel. Water levels at moderate wind set ups result in several wide and shallow ebb channels. After a storm the spit-platform is flat and low with no dissecting ebb channels. Sand bars on the spit-platform migrate up to 35 m/month. A model proposing the different morphology at the three different water level stages is presented.
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