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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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How to start with required things to run Delft3d model after installation.

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sivaiah Borra, modified 1 Year ago.

How to start with required things to run Delft3d model after installation.

Youngling Posts: 4 Join Date: 9/18/19 Recent Posts
Dear All,
I am new to modelling work, I have complied and installed the delft3d model on my Desktop (Linux) to study some coastal process like coastal currents but, i have stuck after installation with the things what to do after installation like " how to create trianugular grid, mesh generation by using bathymetry, how to prepare inputs and in which format they will be and where I look into to get all these samples files after installation, what are necessary file formats required to make ready all necessary grid, mesh, input or forcing, boundary files formats etc. 
It would be very great full for me if someone helps me who already have knowledge and carried some work in these things.
Thanks in Advance.