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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. 




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



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Depth Data Not Displaying

Martin Luna Juncal, modified 3 Years ago.

Depth Data Not Displaying

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 11/30/16 Recent Posts

I've recently been using Delft3D to model the coastline of a particular area of interest. The grid for said area has been made, and it contains the depth data uploaded to it, and I can export it as a sample, however, the data isn't being displayed in either RGFGRID or QUICKIN. In addition to this, the exports are being made as .dep files, as opposed to the normal .xyz file type. Any ideas how to make the depth data display? and how to export it as the proper .xyz file type?