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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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Where is salinity saved in trim-file? Muriel Brückner 1 579
suspended sediment and salinity from FLOW to WAQ? Zhanxian Wang 8 5592
Boundary conditions flow and salinity Esther Espinoza 0 2230
Difficulty with transport boundary conditions: free outlet Adrian Csibran 12 8408
issue with salinity / tracer advection around staircase shoreline Edwin Wang 0 1745
Domain Decomposition - ERROR in integer arrary allocation of kfvz1 Edwin Wang 2 2101
Boundary Numerical Instability Fernando Barreto 5 5358