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Modeling morphodynamic evolution in alluvial estuaries

1st Edition

By Mick van der Wegen

CRC Press

188 pages

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The main objective of this research is to investigate the governing processes and characteristics that drive morphodynamic evolution in alluvial estuaries by application of a process-based numerical model (Delft3D). It is of utmost importance to understand estuarine processes so that impact of human interference (like dredging and land reclamation)

Table of Contents

1. Framework for Morphodynamic Modeling in Alluvial Estuaries 2. Schematized 1D and 2D Model Results and Western Scheldt Data 3. Bank Erosion and Energy Dissipation in an Idealized Tidal Embayment 4. Morphodynamic Modeling of Tidal Channel Evolution in Comparison to Empirical PA Relationship 5. Reproduction of the Wester Scheldt Bathymetry by means of a Process-Based, Morphodynamic Model 6. Proces-Based, Morphodynamic Hindcast of Decadal Deposition Patterns in San Pablo Bay 1856-1887 7. Conclusions and Recommendations

About the Author

Mick van der Wegen studied Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He then joined the International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) in Delft and has worked on Coastal Engineering and Port Development. His main subjects of expertise are salt intrusion and density currents, integrated coastal zone management and morphodynamic modeling of coastal systems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply