American Society of Civil Engineers


Set-Up of a Hydrodynamic Model for the Meldorf Bight


by C. Palacio, (No affiliation information available.), C. Winter, (No affiliation information available.), and R. Mayerle, (Coastal Research Laboratory, Institute of Geosciences, University of Kiel, Otto-Hahn-Platz 3, D 24118 Kiel, Germany)
Section: Environmental Modeling, pp. 1-10, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40569(2001)102)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Bridging the Gap: Meeting the World’s Water and Environmental Resources Challenges
Abstract: Results of the set-up and preliminary runs with a hydrodynamic numerical model for the Meldorf Bight on the German North Sea coast are presented herein. An extensive sensitivity analysis with respect to the model settings and parameters was undertaken. Water level and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) measurements were used to check the model ability in simulating the hydrodynamics along the tidal channels. The results indicate that the model is capable of capturing water levels and currents in good agreement with observations. Maximum discrepancies between field measurements and model results of 6% and 20% resulted respectively in terms of water levels and flow discharges. The approach considered for prescribing the open sea boundary conditions has a major influence on the results. No major differences were found between the resulting depth-integrated velocities obtained from 3D and 2DH model simulations.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Hydrodynamics
North Sea
Numerical models