HOW TIDES AND WAVES ENHANCE AEOLIAN SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AT THE SAND MOTOR MEGA NOURISHMENT
AbstractIn this paper we will present a two-dimensional application of the Windsurf modeling framework on the Sand Motor mega-nourishment in The Netherlands that allows for detailed simulation of the interaction between subtidal and subaerial processes. Expanding knowledge concerning the close entanglement between subtidal and subaerial processes in coastal environments initiated the development of the open-source Windsurf modeling framework that enables us to simulate multi-fraction sediment transport due to subtidal and subaerial processes simultaneously. The Windsurf framework couples separate model cores for subtidal morphodynamics related to waves and currents (Delft3D Flexible Mesh; Lesser et al., 2004) and storms (XBeach; Roelvink et al., 2009) and aeolian sediment transport (AeoLiS; Hoonhout et al., 2016). AeoLiS is a recent process-based model for supply-limited multifraction aeolian sediment transport that includes limiting effect of soil moisture, sediment sorting and beach armoring in aeolian sediment transport modeling.
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