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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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Where to change breaker delay (F_lam) parameter?

Sarah Margaret Trimble, modified 2 Years ago.

Where to change breaker delay (F_lam) parameter?

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 5/24/18 Recent Posts


We are thinking of doing a sensitivity analysis of the parameters for our study site, following a similar process to Giardino, Brière, & van der Werf (2010). One parameter they discuss (that we are also interested in) is a "breaker delay" parameter that I think is set by the keyword F_lam in the wave input files. However, I cannot find either "breaker delay" or the keyword F_lam in the manuals for FLOW or WAVE (written in 2013).

Does anyone know: where and how is this parameter set in the most recent tag version of Delft3D? Any hints or educated guesses are welcome!



Sarah T