MODELING SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN THE YELLOW RIVER MOUTH

Haibo Zong, Pingxing Ding, Fengyan Shi

Abstract


Yellow River is famous for its high sediment concentration, which carries a huge amount of sediment into Bohai Sea during the flood season. In the mouth of Yellow River, the suspended sediment concentration (here after: SSC) are relatively high and the average depth is generally shallow. Recent studies indicated that in the shallow and micro-tide area, wave usually is a primary mechanism for bottom sediment resuspension. Most numerical studies of sediment transport in the Yellow River mouth didn't include the wave effects. To analyze the sediment transport in the Yellow River mouth with wave effect, a Coastal Sediment Transport Modeling System (CSTMS) was applied in this study.

Keywords


river; sediment transport; wave-current; SWAN; ROMS

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