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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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Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

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Ryan Waldron, modified 4 Years ago.

Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 8/5/14 Recent Posts
I am trying to model deltaic processes and have a model with 4 boundaries. One of the boundaries is the inflow boundary represented as a time series total discharge. The other three are an open bay that I would like to represent with tidal conditions and a rising sea level. I have astronomical constituents, and I was wondering if there were some way to add a rising water level to this. I appreciate your suggestions.
Richard Measures, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Jedi Knight Posts: 178 Join Date: 3/23/11 Recent Posts
Hi Ryan,

I'm not sure how to add a temporally varying sea level rise component (i.e. for a multi-decadal scale simulation?) but if you want to simulate separate scenarios with differing mean sea levels you can set a different A0 tidal constituent in your astronomic boundary for each scenario of different sea level rise. (The A0 constituent simply applies a constant vertical shift to your boundary.)

Does that help?

Cheers,
Richard
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Ryan Waldron, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 8/5/14 Recent Posts
Richard Measures:
Hi Ryan,

I'm not sure how to add a temporally varying sea level rise component (i.e. for a multi-decadal scale simulation?) but if you want to simulate separate scenarios with differing mean sea levels you can set a different A0 tidal constituent in your astronomic boundary for each scenario of different sea level rise. (The A0 constituent simply applies a constant vertical shift to your boundary.)

Does that help?

Cheers,
Richard


It is over a year with a MORFAC of 50, simulating 50 years of delta building.
Emiel Moerman, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Padawan Posts: 84 Join Date: 3/10/11 Recent Posts
Hi Ryan,

You can also apply a *bc0 file at the boundary. Check out Delft3D-FLOW manual appendix A.2.16.

Regards,

Emiel
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Ryan Waldron, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 8/5/14 Recent Posts
Emiel Moerman:
Hi Ryan,

You can also apply a *bc0 file at the boundary. Check out Delft3D-FLOW manual appendix A.2.16.

Regards,

Emiel


I thought that was a correction to a Time series boundary, not to an astronomical one? I'm not sure that the manual makes it clear how to do that?
Emiel Moerman, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Padawan Posts: 84 Join Date: 3/10/11 Recent Posts
Sorry I was a little unclear, you can use the additional keyword/value pair:

Filbc0= #filename.bc0#

To add a time-series in addition to a bca file. A time-series of surge for example.

Content of *.bc0 file will be something like:

table-name 'Boundary Section : 1'
contents 'Uniform'
location 'North boundary 0'
time-function 'non-equidistant'
reference-time 20011228
time-unit 'minutes'
interpolation 'linear'
parameter 'time' unit '[min]'
parameter 'water elevation (z) end A' unit '[m]'
parameter 'water elevation (z) end B' unit '[m]'
records-in-table 8857
0.0000000e+000 0.0000000e+000 0.0000000e+000
6.0000000e+001 0.0000000e+000 0.0000000e+000
1.2000000e+002 0.0000000e+000 0.0000000e+000
......
.....



Regards,

Emiel
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Ryan Waldron, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 8/5/14 Recent Posts
Thanks,

Where do I place the "additional keyword/value pair" to reference this? Does it go in the .mdf or in one of the boundary condition files?
Emiel Moerman, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Padawan Posts: 84 Join Date: 3/10/11 Recent Posts
Ryan,

You need to do this in the "Additional parameters" section of the *.mdf, or in the GUI.

Regards,

Emiel
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Ryan Waldron, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 16 Join Date: 8/5/14 Recent Posts
Thanks!, it looks like it worked perfectly.
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Jakia Akter, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 10 Join Date: 4/6/14 Recent Posts

Hi,

Is this method also applicable if I am using harmonic water level boundary? I tried to follow your instruction but received an error message as shown below:

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Corrective boundary conditions file     : 1.bc0
Boundary name                           :                 Sea
  Correction                            :(end A,end B) linear
*** ERROR Expected 'water elevation (z)  end A' but found 'water elevation (z) end A' for location 'Sea' in 1.bc0 
*** ERROR Flow exited abnormally 

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Do you have some suggestions for my case?

Thanks in advance

Jakia 
 

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Camille Grimaldi, modified 2 Months ago.

RE: Astronomical Boundary with Rising Sea Level

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 5/28/18 Recent Posts
Hi all,
Is this also possible in Delft3D FM?
All the best,Camille