Modelling Review (all generic types)

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This review of modelling approaches to long-term coastal morphodynamics starts with the briefest introduction to coastal morphodynamics and its effects on society. Different tools are needed to predict the response of the coastline at different scales, but they can all be ascribed to a limited number of model types, which are then listed and introduced in separate sections. The traditional approach is to use a model to make a deterministic prediction of future morphology (or the position of a morphological feature). However, an increasing awareness of the importance of probability and risk has led to an increase in the use of models for making stochastic predictions.

Coastal morphodynamics and society

Model types

Process-based modelling

Behaviour-based models

Data-driven models and Statistical Approaches

Geomorphological Analysis

Parametric equilibrium models

Emerging Techniques


See also [1]

Models (Theme 6)

How to apply models I. Broker

Long-term modelling -GENESIS and New extensions, developments to 1-line models H. Hanson

Process-based Morphological Models – Applications to longer Time Frame I. Broker

Stability Models: Linear and nonlinear A. Falques Serra

Estuary models D. Prandle

Geomorphological time scales and processes K. Pavlopoulos

The main authors of this article are Vanessa, Magar and James, Sutherland
Please note that others may also have edited the contents of this article.

Citation: Vanessa, Magar; James, Sutherland; (2011): Modelling Review (all generic types). Available from [accessed on 26-05-2018]