Min Gao, Dano Roelvink


It is estimated that the waterway in North Passage would not be able to meet the demand of shipping development soon and it is necessary to open a new deep navigation channel with a depth of 10 m in North Channel in the near future. A pilot study on the regulation of North Channel was proposed by Yangtze Estuary Waterway Administration Bureau and Prof. Dano Roelvink from UNESCO-IHE. The idea of regulating the navigation channel in North Channel was raised based on an analysis of morphological processes in this area. Multiple regulation plans were proposed, amongst which a configuration to regulate the North Channel was suggested after a study on a numerical modelling of tidal flow and morphological processes. Some suggestions were put forward for future studies.


North Channel; navigation channel; regulation works, flow and morphological modelling


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