New Developments About Mud Transport Models. Application to a Macrotidal Estuary

by P. Le Hir, IFREMER, France,
P. Bassoullet, IFREMER, France,
J. L'Yavanc, IFREMER, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sediment Transport Modeling


In order to assess the fate of fine particles and adsorbed contaminants due to tidal forcing in estuaries, a mathematical modeling system for cohesive suspended matter transport and bottom evolution is presented. New developments are detailed, especially a bed model and consolidation processes. The application to a macrotidal estuary shows off the ability of the model to represent realistic features and to give an understanding of processes, but also the need for calibrating each sedimentary law.

Subject Headings: Mud | Estuaries | Hydrologic models | Suspended sediment | Particle pollution | Pollutants | Tides | Calibration

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