THREE-DIMENSIONAL MARINE MODELS FOR IMPACT STUDIES

Jacques C.J. Nihoul, Francois C. Ronday

Abstract


A three-dimensional non-linear hydrodynamic model is developed for the determination of the mesoscale (tides, storm surges, ...) and macroscale (residuals, gyre, ...) circulations in the North Sea. The model consists of a hierarchy of submodels of different grid sizes, with interactive coupling at boundaries. The model is used to study the impact of coastal engineering projects along the Belgian coast and in the Scheldt estuary.

Keywords


impact study; 3D model

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