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Modeling the morphodynamics of the mouth of the Scheldt estuary
van der Werf, J.; Van Oyen, T.; De Maerschalck, B.; Nnafie, A.; van Rooijen, A.; Taal, M.; Verwaest, T.; de Vet, L.; Vroom, J.; Van der Wegen, M. (2015). Modeling the morphodynamics of the mouth of the Scheldt estuary, in: Scheldt Estuary: physics and integrated management - Special Session on of the 36th IAHR WORLD CONGRESS, 28 June – 3 July, 2015, Delft and The Hague, the Netherlands. pp. 80-86
In: (2015). Scheldt Estuary: physics and integrated management - Special Session on of the 36th IAHR WORLD CONGRESS, 28 June – 3 July, 2015, Delft and The Hague, the Netherlands. Deltares: Delft. 110 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Delft3D; hydrodynamics; numerical modeling; morphodynamics; Scheldt estuary

Authors  Top 
  • van der Werf, J., more
  • Van Oyen, T., more
  • De Maerschalck, B., more
  • Nnafie, A., more
  • van Rooijen, A.
  • Taal, M., more
  • Verwaest, T., more
  • de Vet, L.
  • Vroom, J., more
  • Van der Wegen, M., more

Abstract
    Recent research on the Scheldt estuary mainly focused on the Western Scheldt. There is now a renewed interest in the mouth of the estuary as the Flemish government explores the feasibility of large-scale morphological interventions in that area. This paper describes the ongoing development of a process-based numerical model (Delft3D) of the Scheldt estuary. The so-called Delft3D-NeVla model computes morphodynamics forced by waves, tide, wind and river discharge, and affected by sediment dredging and dumping to maintain navigation channels at the desired depth. After further calibration and validation, the Delft3D-NeVla model will become an important tool to understand and predict the morphodynamics of the mouth of the estuary due to natural processes and large-scale morphological interventions such as relocation of navigation channels.

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