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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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Importing Land Boundary (.ldb)

Moein Doostmohammadi, modified 1 Year ago.

Importing Land Boundary (.ldb)

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 12/5/18 Recent Posts
Hi everyone,
i'm trying to generate Grid on an estuary, but the main problem is that the Land Boundary's scale(.ldb) which i exported from "Google Earth" and "Global Mapper" does not seem appropriate, because when i define grids with 500m size, it doesn't match with the Land Boundary and when i try to scale the grids, grid sizes become unreasonable in the orders of 1e-4m. So do you have any suggestions how can i fix this problem?! how can i import the area of interest with the actual geometry?