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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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Intuition best Example

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Intuition best Example

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Intuition best ExampleLet's take an example that you read a book which has more than 150 pages. You read them completely, and how much you actually remember? It's impossible that anyone remembers all the 150 pages, word by word. Does that mean you do not have the essence of the book or what it has to offer? You do have all the information you read but the information which you can readily access is very less. The information which made sense to you stays in the subconscious for faster access and rest of the information goes to the unconscious where information retrieval is hard but it is there.(Note: There are theories out there calling out the non-existence of Subconscious, where Sigmund Freud call it as Preconscious. Let's not get there as it needs deeper understanding.)Let's take the example of getting an intuition about rain while it looks sunny outside. You never know whether it will rain or not. You have a choice. Either you can take an umbrella/jacket and proceed or choose to ignore and leave. But, what if you took the umbrella and it rains? Do you have a theory that can prove your intuition? It's all about the empirical data which your brain holds. Observation of similar weather pattern at this time of the year (or) information received in a weather announcement which you weren't paying attention to etc. You can validate your intuition but you cannot understand how it is predicted.Like how data analytics works, your brain works the same way. It takes a while to figure out perfect predictions based on the huge data available in your brain. One has to validate their intuitions every time to make it perfect and correct. You could have noticed certain people whose intuitions are always correct in the workplace or in your friend's circle or in your relations. They frequently validate their intuition to make it right. I myself know of people whose intuitions are to the point. Coaching agile transitions