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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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TIDE analysis

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Phil Shepperd, modified 7 Years ago.

TIDE analysis

Padawan Posts: 33 Join Date: 5/31/11 Recent Posts
I have ADCP data with an inconsistent time step ............. not sure why! I would like to do an harmonic analysis on it in Delft3D-TIDE, but this requires the time step to be uniform. Sorting this manually would be a lot of work, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Renan Ribeiro, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: TIDE analysis (Answer)

Padawan Posts: 55 Join Date: 3/23/11 Recent Posts
Hi Phil,

You can interpolate the data using a Matlab function called interp1.

Regards,
Renan
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Phil Shepperd, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: TIDE analysis

Padawan Posts: 33 Join Date: 5/31/11 Recent Posts
No matlab :-{
Renan Ribeiro, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: TIDE analysis (Answer)

Padawan Posts: 55 Join Date: 3/23/11 Recent Posts
And what about excel?
Try this sheet
MS
Mihael Souza, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: TIDE analysis (Answer)

Padawan Posts: 65 Join Date: 10/11/12 Recent Posts
Hi Phil and Renan,

I know you said MATLAB is not available to you.
But, since this post can be consulted in the future regarding TIDE analyses, I just wanted to throw in my two cents.

There is a very nice MATLAB function called U_Tide.
you can download it from: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/operations/sea-mat/
This function enables tide analyses with non-uniform time steps.

Can come in handy in a lot of cases.

Unfortunately, I don't know of an option outside of MATLAB =(

Good luck!
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Phil Shepperd, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: TIDE analysis

Padawan Posts: 33 Join Date: 5/31/11 Recent Posts
Hi Renan. Sorry for the delayed response - been working away. Just to say ........ nice spreadsheet. Many thanks.

Phil
karunakar kintada, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: TIDE analysis

Padawan Posts: 35 Join Date: 7/31/12 Recent Posts
Can any one let me know hot date is handled for cases of post 2000 scenario.
what i've seen in manual is yymmdd format. i'm bit confused over here.

also is it possible to run this program in batch mode, as like muppet with session file (input control).
This is necessary as i'm working with a large data set at different locations.