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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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How I import Sediment Data in Delft 3D

Md Bin Siddique, modified 8 Years ago.

How I import Sediment Data in Delft 3D

Padawan Posts: 42 Join Date: 12/17/12 Recent Posts
I have a Delft3D software, I want to estimate sediment data in my Delft3D software. By in software sediment file in .sad format . i am not understand what is .sad.

Any one help me please about sediment data
Qinghua Ye, modified 8 Years ago.

RE: How I import Sediment Data in Delft 3D

Jedi Council Member Posts: 610 Join Date: 3/2/11 Recent Posts
Hi Md,

The detail information of *.sed file is discussed in the Delft3D-FLOW manual, B.9 Sediment transport and morphology. Pls check.