What is it about?

Numerical morphodynamic models do not include geophysical processes, such as bank collapses. Here an approach for collapses is coupled to a numerical model (Delft3D) and tested what the effect is of the extra sediment in the system on the long-term morphodynamics.

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Why is it important?

Collapses disturb the estuary morphodynamics, it is important to know in what sort of way as this helps to manage the estuary. Sediment volumes that are eroded by these collapses can be up to several million cubic meters.

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This page is a summary of: Effects of Shoal Margin Collapses on the Morphodynamics of a Sandy Estuary, Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, January 2019, American Geophysical Union (AGU), DOI: 10.1029/2018jf004763.
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