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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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Extraction of TPXO 8.0 tidal constituents through dashboard error

Christo Rautenbach, modified 7 Months ago.

Extraction of TPXO 8.0 tidal constituents through dashboard error

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 1/8/19 Recent Posts

Good day,

I wonder if someone at Deltares could help. Its seems that Dashboard is incorrectly extracting the TPXO 8 tidal constituents from the server. It might be that the .nc file convention is different between version 7.2 and 8? TPXO 7.2 works perfectly. We can create our own .bca file directly from TPXO 8 but thought the user community would appreciate it if this problem was generally fixed. 

My region of interest is southern Africa. I have attached a picture of the incorrect M2 amplitude and phase. 

Thank you and best regards,