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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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Example .tim file

Mary Akurut, modified 7 Years ago.

Example .tim file

Dear all,

Can anyone avail me a copy of a .tim file for time series iputs? I have to keep varying discharges in my study and inputting them manually is really exhausting...

Anonymous Anonymous, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: Example .tim file (Answer)

Jedi Master Posts: 333 Join Date: 7/30/20 Recent Posts
Dear Mary,
you'll find attached a very simple TIM-file that has the correct format for a single discharge and several substances.
Feel free to adapt it to your needs. You can refer to the D-WAQ user manual p. 357 for a full description on how to modify it.
Hope that helps,
Mary Akurut, modified 7 Years ago.

RE: Example .tim file