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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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Space-time varying wind on equidistant grids for WAVE

Kapil Chandrakant Varne, modified 1 Year ago.

Space-time varying wind on equidistant grids for WAVE

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 3/23/18 Recent Posts


can someone tell me how do I incorporate the space-time varying wind on equidistant grid (meteofile) in the .mdw file?

what keywords to use?

The WAVE manual has given precise details about including the space-time varying wind on the computational grid but it is unclear about the equidistant grids.




arun svv, modified 8 Months ago.

RE: Space-time varying wind on equidistant grids for WAVE

Youngling Posts: 11 Join Date: 4/22/15 Recent Posts
Meteofile = 'Your_x_wind_file.wnd' Meteofile = 'Your_y_wind_file.wnd' 

Use the above lines in the mdw file under "General" category. It will apply for the whole domain automatically