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Diagnosis of the sediment transport in the Belgian Coastal Zone
Mercier, C.; Delhez, E.J.M. (2007). Diagnosis of the sediment transport in the Belgian Coastal Zone. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 74(4): 670-683. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2007.05.010
In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Academic Press: London; New York. ISSN 0272-7714, more
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Keywords
    Models; Sediment transport; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Belgian coastal zone; sediment transport; age; model

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  • Mercier, C., more
  • Delhez, E.J.M., more

Abstract
    Estimating the age of particles in marine environment constitutes an invaluable tool to understand the interactions between complex flows and sediment dynamics, particularly in highly energetic coastal areas such as the Belgian Coastal Zone (Southern Bight in the North Sea). To this end, the Constituent Age and Residence time Theory - CART - introduced by Delhez, E.J.M., Campin, J.-M., Hirst, A.C., Deleersnijder, E. [1999a. Toward a general theory of the age in ocean modelling. Ocean Modelling 1, 17-27] for passive water constituents is extended to describe the sediment dynamics. It is then used in combination with a three-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic-sediment transport model to investigate sediment processes in the Belgian Coastal Zone focusing on two complementary aspects of the sediment dynamics: the internal sediment motion and redistribution within the Belgian coast; and the horizontal transport.

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