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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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Jie Su, modified 3 Years ago.

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Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 4/26/17 Recent Posts
Hello Everyone,
I am Working with MI-SAFE advanced mode using DDB. The tutorial of vegetate your XBeach model with DDB shows the process of operation, however I found the DDB I have downloaded was not the same version as the DDB in the video. The XBeach vegetation toolbox did not appeared in the toolbox of DDB I downloaded.
Is it other advanced version of DDB or is there anything that I have not noticed to update the DDB?
It is a great pleasure if you know something and could reply me. Thank you!