A process-based approach to sediment transport in the Yangtze estuary

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A process-based model for the Yangtze Estuary is constructed to study the sediment transport in the estuary. The proposed model covers the entire tidal region of the estuary, the Hangzhou Bay and a large part of the adjacent sea. The dominant processes, fluvial and tidal, are included in the model. The calibration of the model against extensive flow, water level, salinity and suspended sediment data shows a good representation of observed phenomena. With the present calibrated and validated model, the residual flow field and the residual sediment transport field are obtained. The residual sediment transport pattern gives insight into the morphological behaviour of the mouth bars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 32nd Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2010
EditorsJ McKee Smith, P Lynett
Place of Publications.l.
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering - s.l., Shanghai, China
Duration: 30 Jun 20105 Jul 2010
Conference number: 32

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Conference32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Abbreviated titleICCE 2010

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geen ISBN, sediment 83


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