REPRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL PROCESSES IN COASTAL AREAS

Hans-Gerard Ramming

Abstract


Physical processes in the ocean, adjacent and marginal seas are mainly of special interest for oceanography and related sciences, whilst the knowledge and the understanding of these processes in coastal areas, estuaries and tidal rivers is also of significant practical importance for coastal engineers. Just measurements and observations are not sufficient to obtain a comprehensive insight into these processes and to explain and to understand the spatial and temporal states and their variations. Hydrodynamical~numerical investigations are delivering a considerable assistance. Within this paper my remarks will be restricted to some examples of the numerical reproduction of physical processes in shallow - water areas: 1) Dynamics depending on tides and wind; 2) Horizontal dispersion of suspended matter„ In concluding this Paper I shall mention a special coastal model with a permanent refined grid-net, which is a part of the wel] « known North Sea model.

Keywords


physical processes; coastal processes

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