intro story Coast / Estuary

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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Sub groups
D-Flow Flexible Mesh
DELWAQ
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems

 

 

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Trace metal modelling

SL
S L, modified 4 Years ago.

Trace metal modelling

Youngling Posts: 8 Join Date: 8/13/15 Recent Posts
Hi there,

Anyone out there that can share some good references regarding trace metal modelling in water with me.
Much appreciated.

Thank you.
AM
Arjen Markus, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Trace metal modelling

Jedi Knight Posts: 223 Join Date: 1/26/11 Recent Posts
Not sure if we have anything recent, but I can ask around. What kind of water systems are you interested in?
SL
S L, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Trace metal modelling

Youngling Posts: 8 Join Date: 8/13/15 Recent Posts
Hi Arjen,

I'm interested in coastal area.
I'm trying to create the substance file just unsure what to include to model trace metal such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.