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Morphodynamic evolution of an estuary inlet

Karunarathna, H; Horrillo-Caraballo, J; Burningham, H; Reeve, D; (2017) Morphodynamic evolution of an estuary inlet. In: Aagaard, T and Deigaard, R and Fuhrman, D, (eds.) Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2017. (pp. pp. 1109-1119). Coastal Dynamics 2017 Organizing Committee Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents the application of a morphodynamic model based on 2D reduced-physics principles to investigate morphology change of a complex estuary inlet system in the United Kingdom. The model combines a simple governing equation with a set of measured bathymetry data in order to model morphology change. The modelling method suggests that this simplified approach is able to recognise principal medium term morphodynamic trends in the estuary. However, the length and quality of the estuary bathymetry data set limits the applicability of the model to inter-annual scale.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Morphodynamic evolution of an estuary inlet
Event: Coastal Dynamics 2017, 12 - 16 June 2017, Helsingør, Denmark
Location: Helsingør, Denmark
Dates: 12 June 2017 - 16 June 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://coastaldynamics2017.dk/proceedings.html
Language: English
Additional information: This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: reduced-physics models, diffusion coefficient, Deben estuary, morphodynamics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10045192
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