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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
DELWAQ
Cohesive sediments & muddy systems

 

 

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modelling nutrient

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modelling nutrient

Youngling Posts: 8 Join Date: 8/13/15 Recent Posts
Hi there,

I'm trying to model the dissolved inorganic nutrient such as ammonium, NH3 and PO4, in addition DO and BOD as well in coastal waters. My model doesn't seem to be stable even after a month simulation. I have a feeling it's my substance file, perhaps I'm missing important processes. I've attached some different subtance files that I've tried. Any suggestions?

Anyone willing to share their subtance file for my reference?