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Variability of residual fluxes of suspended sediment in a multiple tidal-inlet system: the Dutch Wadden Sea
Sassi, M.G.; Duran-Matute, M.; van Kessel, T.; Gerkema, T. (2015). Variability of residual fluxes of suspended sediment in a multiple tidal-inlet system: the Dutch Wadden Sea. Ocean Dynamics 65: 1321–1333. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10236-015-0866-2
In: Ocean Dynamics. Springer-Verlag: Berlin; Heidelberg; New York. ISSN 1616-7341, more
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Author keywords
    Residual flux; Mud transport; Numerical model; Tidal inlet

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  • Sassi, M.G., more
  • Duran-Matute, M., more
  • van Kessel, T., more
  • Gerkema, T., more

Abstract
    In multiple tidal-inlet systems such as the DutchWadden Sea, the exchange of sediments between the coastallagoon and the adjacent sea is controlled by the combinedeffect of the tides, wind-driven flows, and densitydrivenflows. We investigate the variability of residual(tidally averaged) fluxes of suspended sediment with thethree-dimensional numerical model GETM in relation toforcing mechanisms and model parameters. Sediment transportis modeled with three sediment classes. A modifiedPartheniades-Krone formulation describes the erosion anddeposition fluxes from a single-layer sediment pool. Themodel is initialized with a uniform sediment pool for eachclass and the spin up period amounts to six months. Simulationsspan 1 year. Comparisons with observations show thatmodel results are fairly realistic. Residual fluxes of waterand suspended sediment are episodic in nature and vary

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