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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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Multi-discharge with MorMerge Wolfgang Schanderl 0 184
How to use Culvert type 'u' properly Andi Afif 0 279
Problems with .tim file - substance discharge FLOW and WAQ José Rafael Cavalcanti 10 5348
uniform waste load at bank James Bishop 1 1791
How is momentum treated with culverts? Nejc Coz 10 4359
i don't understand that the maening of the 'discharge' in waq modelling. Anonymous 1 2040
Specifying temperature at outflow discharges Todd DeMunda 1 2247
Concentration in FLOW: Pollutants and tracers Miguel Reyes 7 6251
Flow Adjustment Time James Neher 0 1683
Simulating waste water discharge in Delft3D-FLOW Maja Wanstrom 2 4251
Time Unit in DFLOW FM Santosa Putra 2 118