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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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Load data from the -bal.his file

Tamara Rodríguez, modified 5 Years ago.

Load data from the -bal.his file

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 3/28/12 Recent Posts
Hi all,

I'd like to know how I can to load the timeseries of the -bal.his file using Matlab or other software. I tried with QuickPlot, but the "Load Data" option is not activated.

Thanks in advance,
Anonymous Anonymous, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Load data from the -bal.his file

Jedi Master Posts: 333 Join Date: 7/30/20 Recent Posts
Hi Tamara,

You can find matlab functions to access Delwaq files here:

You should be able to access it with the credentials you use for this forum.

Good luck,