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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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Delwaq: meaning of "zeroth-order resuspension flux" in Delwaq

Gholamreza Shiravani, modified 1 Year ago.

Delwaq: meaning of "zeroth-order resuspension flux" in Delwaq

Padawan Posts: 65 Join Date: 6/25/16 Recent Posts

Hi, what means "zeroth-order resuspension flux" in Delwaq? Unfortunately no Explanation about it in Manual, however it was called several times in Manual of Delwaq. "first order resuspension velocity" is unique to Delwaq without intoduction. Could you tell me the technical Definition of These two terminalogies of Delwaq? and which values shoulde be assigned to them? When I do not give values for These, the resuspesion will stay Zero, however it (resuspension) is active for IM1,2 and 3 as well as S1!