PARAMETRIZATION FOR CONCEPTUAL MORPHODYNAMIC MODELS OF WADDEN SEA AREAS

Ernst Schroeder, Roland Goldenbogen, Hans Kunz

Abstract


Climate changes could lead to remarkable changes of boundary conditions with respect to the interactions between hydrodynamics and morphology. This would impact especially coastal areas with movable beds like the Wadden Sea of the Southern North Sea. Therefore applicable tools for a prediction of morphodynamical development due to changing conditions are demanded. The German-Dutch research project "Morphological development of the Wadden Sea. region with special emphasis of the impact of an increasing relative sea level rise - WADE" deals with the described problem by developing suitable conceptual morphodynamic models. An essential part of these models is parametrization. Empirical investigations were carried out for different tidal basins of the German Wadden Sea leading to parameters which describe and quantify the interactions between hydrological impacts and morphological responses. The gained results had been applied to a case study based on an empirical model.

Keywords


Wadden Sea; morphodynamic models

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