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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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The question about nested

Liu Karl, modified 3 Years ago.

The question about nested

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 6/10/16 Recent Posts
I created a coupled flow and wave model, and I made a nested model from it. First I get the flow boundaries of water level from the model of large domain, I don't know
if I need to add wave height got from the model of large domain to the nested model boundary, or if I also need to make nesting in wave module?
Katherin Parkman, modified 18 Days ago.

RE: The question about nested

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 11/8/20 Recent Posts
you can read complete details at this blog related to wave models.