Software underlying the article: Modelling the cross-sectional dynamics of tidal sandbanks in sediment-scarce conditions

doi: 10.4121/1e42cf6f-bc3c-42ba-ab45-e2b2af16f1e7.v1
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doi: 10.4121/1e42cf6f-bc3c-42ba-ab45-e2b2af16f1e7
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van Veelen, Thomas; Pieter C. Roos; Hulscher, S.J.M.H. (Suzanne) (2024): Software underlying the article: Modelling the cross-sectional dynamics of tidal sandbanks in sediment-scarce conditions. Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. software.
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Our idealised morphodynamic numerical model simulates the temporal evolution of tidal sandbanks in sediment-scarce seas. The model solves the tide-topography interactions that drive sandbank evolution. The initial topography is a small sandbank in a shallow sea that is unaffected by coastal boundaries and where the sand supply is limited by the presence of a non-erodible layer. The growth and migration of this sandbank are simulated until a morphodynamic equilibrium is reached. The inputs are topographic, tidal, and numerical parameters, which are fully described in the README file. The outputs are the evolution of the bank topography over time and whether and equilibrium bank shape is reached. The topography of the last time step is the equilibrium profile (if one is reached). Importantly, our model is idealised, which means that it is meant to understand the dynamics of sandbank equilibria rather than predicting how a specific sandbank in a complex field setting will evolve. Furthermore, our model simulates the evolution of the one-dimensional cross-sections. It does not simulate variations in the along-bank direction. A full description of our methodology can be found in our journal paper (doi: 10.1029/2023JF007308). 

  • 2024-04-16 first online, published, posted
Software – Matlab scripts
  • This work was carried out on the Dutch national e-infrastructure with the support of SURF Cooperative. (grant code EINF-1602) [more info...] SURF Cooperative
University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology


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