A QUASI-3D MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF COASTAL MORPHOLOGY

H.J. de Vriend, J.S. Ribberink

Abstract


A semi-analytical model of 3D nearshore currents and sediment transport is presented. It describes the tidal motion, the waves, the surfzone currents and the sediment transport in complex coastal areas. The results of a first application, to a well-documented case at the Dutch coast, indicate the potential and the shortcomings of the model. The latter are analysed and suggestions for improvement are given.

Keywords


coastal morphology; quasi 3D model; mathematical model

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