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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. 




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D-Flow Flexible Mesh
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems



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Initial Conditions - Bloom - Error code 6

Leonardo de Jesus, modified 1 Year ago.

Initial Conditions - Bloom - Error code 6

Youngling Posts: 5 Join Date: 1/23/12 Recent Posts
Hi,I'm trying to set a simulation in a vertical and horizontal aggregated mesh using the .qin files from a not aggregated previous run as initial conditions. However, when I run the model it crashes delivering the message - Error code 6.
Looking into the bloom.dbg file I found this message: "The number of species 53 exceeds the maximum 15 set by the program."
After some tests I've managed to overcome the error using the .qin files for all substances, except for the algae.  But I still need to set initial conditions for algae concentration.Any advices?Thanks in advance.Leonardo.