ITEM VIEW

Klein River Estuary (South Africa): 2D numerical modelling of estuary breaching

dc.contributor.authorBeck J.S.
dc.contributor.authorBasson G.R.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:58:10Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:58:10Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWater SA
dc.identifier.citation34
dc.identifier.citation1
dc.identifier.issn3784738
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/10809
dc.description.abstract2D numerical modelling of the breaching process of the Klein River Estuary in South Africa was carried out. The model was calibrated on field data and performs reasonably well, and is able to simulate the ebb and flood channels that form upstream of the mouth. The focus of the simulations was to determine the effectiveness of flushing of sediments during breaching, by investigating the breaching process at different water levels in the estuary, as well as at two different areas along the berm. Breaching at higher water levels increases the effectiveness of flushing as the discharge through the mouth increases significantly at higher water levels. Flushing towards the middle or south-east side of the berm is much more effective than towards the north-west side.
dc.subjectComputer simulation
dc.subjectDischarge (fluid mechanics)
dc.subjectFlood control
dc.subjectMathematical models
dc.subjectNumerical methods
dc.subjectSediments
dc.subjectWater levels
dc.subjectBreaching process
dc.subjectFlushing
dc.subjectEstuaries
dc.subjectComputer simulation
dc.subjectDischarge (fluid mechanics)
dc.subjectEstuaries
dc.subjectFlood control
dc.subjectMathematical models
dc.subjectNumerical methods
dc.subjectSediments
dc.subjectWater levels
dc.subjectberm
dc.subjectdata set
dc.subjectestuary
dc.subjectflood
dc.subjectflushing
dc.subjectsediment analysis
dc.subjectsimulation
dc.subjecttwo-dimensional modeling
dc.subjectwater level
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectKlein Estuary
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectSouthern Africa
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africa
dc.subjectWestern Cape
dc.titleKlein River Estuary (South Africa): 2D numerical modelling of estuary breaching
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

ITEM VIEW