Coast / Estuary

Coastal systems are among the most dynamic physical systems on earth and are subject to a large variety of forces. The morphodynamic changes occurring to coastlines worldwide are of great interest and importance. These changes occur as a result of the erosion of sediments, its subsequent transport as bed load or suspended load, and eventual deposition. 
Estuaries are partly enclosed water bodies that have an open connection to the coast. Estuaries generally have one or more branching channels, intertidal mudflats and/or salt marshes. Intertidal areas are of high ecological importance and trap sediments (sands, silts, clays and organic matter).
Within the Delft3D modelling package a large variation of coastal and estuarine physical and chemical processes can be simulated. These include waves, tidal propagation, wind- or wave-induced water level setup, flow induced by salinity or temperature gradients, sand and mud transport, water quality and changing bathymetry (morphology). Delft3D can also be used operationally e.g. storm, surge and algal bloom forecasting. 
On this discussion page you can post questions, research discussions or just share your experience about modelling coastal and/or estuarine systems with Delft3D FM. 




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RE: Spiderweb file in Wave

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Spiderweb file in Wave
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12/1/14 4:09 AM
Hi ,

I am using a spiderweb file to model cyclone winds and it works fine in flow. I can couple flow and wave so that flow passes the wind information to wave, but I am having a hard time to get wave to run by itself using the spw file. I wonder if I might be using the wrong key word in the mdf file (?). This is what I am using:

Meteofile = cyclone.spw

but the resultant trim file shows Hs = 0 over the whole domain (the open boundaries have 0 m Hs boundaries defined) and it also shows 0 m/s for wind speed throughout the model results.

Any ideas?


RE: Spiderweb file in Wave
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1/21/15 5:23 AMas a reply to Stephen Green.
Hi ,

I just want to bump this post. It seems like it should be a pretty basic thing. I just need the keyword for using a spiderweb wind file in WAVE and can't find it in any of the documentation. (BTW, in the previous post I referred to an 'mdf' file where I meant to say 'mdw'),


RE: Spiderweb file in Wave
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3/17/17 9:35 AMas a reply to Stephen Green.
Hi Stephen,

Have you resolved the issue already? I'm also doing the same thing with my model. I wanted to simulate the waves generated by the cyclones only. However, no waves were observed after the computation. How were you able to put the parameters in the model? Is it okay to post a screenshot of your mdw?