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A guide to modeling coastal morphology
Roelvink, D.; Reniers, A. (2012). A guide to modeling coastal morphology. Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 12. World Scientific: Singapore. ISBN 978-981-4304-25-2. xvi, 274 pp.
Part of: Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering. World Scientific: Singapore. ISSN 0219-4880, more

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Document type: Training material

    Case studies; Coastal areas; Coastal morphology; Currents; Modelling; Models; Processes; Sediment transport; Wind waves; Marine

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  • Roelvink, D.
  • Reniers, A.

    Process-based morphodynamic Modeling is one of the relatively new tools at the disposal of coastal scientists, engineers and managers. On paper, it offers the possibility to analyse morphological processes and to investigate the effects of various measures one might consider to alleviate some problems. For these to be applied in practice, a model should be relatively straightforward to set up. It should be accurate enough to represent the details of interest, it should run long enough and robustly to see the real effects happen, and the physical processes represented in such a way that the sediment generally goes in the right direction at the right rate. Next, practitioners must be able to judge if the patterns and outcomes of the model are realistic and finally, translate these colour pictures and vector plots to integrated parameters that are relevant to the client or end user. In a nutshell, this book provides an in-depth review of ways to model coastal processes, including many hands-on exercises.

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