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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: Application of salinity from D-FLOW

Gholamreza Shiravani, modified 1 Year ago.

Delwaq: Application of salinity from D-FLOW

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

Dear D3D-Delwaq community,

could you tell me where is the .sal file from D-FLOW in Delwaq applied? The Salinchlor does not include the salinity from D-Flow. By activating this process, the salinty results will be modelled everywhere zero, it means  Delwaq does not include D-FLOW salinity! I realized this salinity of Delwaq is for Transport of salinity as a substance in domain. But where is the salinty from D-FLOW in Delwaq?