MORPHOLOGICAL MODELING OF TIDAL INLET EVOLUTION: AN APPLICATION TO MUNDAÚ INLET, BRAZIL

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop a morphological model for long-term inlet evolution to be applied using a minimum amount of input data and requiring low computational costs. The model was implemented numerically and then validated for a real inlet application: Mundaú inlet (northeastern Brazil), a dynamic inlet with a marked freshwater seasonality and alongshore sand transport, reduced by reef sheltering. The model performance was verified, over a total period of 11 years, comparing the simulated inlet width with Landsat and Google Earth images. The simulated inlet channel morphology presented a satisfactory agreement with observations. With the low computational costs, the developed model represented a reliable approach with demonstrated potential to be applied in the quantitative assessment of inlet evolution over long time periods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Sediments 2019
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9789811204494
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Water Engineering

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