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By K. Black, M. Green, T. Healy, R. Bell, J. Oldman, T. Hume (auth.), Professor Dr. Jan Harff, Dr. Wolfram Lemke, Professor Dr. Karl Stattegger (eds.)

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Computerized modeling is a strong instrument to explain the advanced interrelations among measured information and the dynamics of sedimentary platforms. advanced interplay of environmental elements with common diversifications and lengthening anthropogenic intervention is mirrored within the sedimentary list at various scales. the knowledge of those approaches provides technique to the reconstruction of the earlier and is a key to the prediction of destiny traits. particularly in instances the place observations are constrained and/or dear, machine simulations may perhaps alternative for the shortcoming of information. state of the art study paintings calls for an intensive wisdom of methods on the interfaces among surroundings, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, and is for this reason an interdisciplinary approach.

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7 Computed bed shear velocities in the North Sea, generated by the combined action of currents and waves. 3 - 10 to - 3 mgtl 3 -6 >6 The SPM concentration in the North Sea is generally low during calm weather as it is shown in Fig. 8. 3 mg 1-1, highest values appear in the Southern Bight with concentrations > 6 mg 1-1. Figure 8 presents the spatial distribution of minimum or background (depth-averaged) SPM concentrations in the North Sea. The comparison with measured data, however, shows that the computed concentrations plotted in Fig.

In order to achieve a good agreement of their simulated SPM concentrations with measured data, Odd and Murphy (1992) assumed that 90 % of the annual cliff erosion occurs in the four month period November-February. The SPM masses entering the North Sea from rivers and by dumping (sewage sludge, fly ash) can be taken from Pohlmann and PuIs (1994). 75 Mt a-I. m. in percent of total sediment mass 42 w. Puis· T. Pohlmann· J. Siindermann 3. The currents are provided by a separate 3-dimensional North Sea water circulation model (Pohlmann 1996).

This approach corresponds to the summation Modeling Sediment Resuspension in Coastal Areas 27 of kinetic energy of both wave and current motions as e ~ I . El/2, in which E is the kinetic energy and I is the mixing length scale. 2 Bottom Boundary Conditions in the SSC Model It is assumed that the location of the fluid-sediment interface has been aver- aged over the wavelength of bedforms such as ripples or dunes. Let z denote a coordinate upward normal to this boundary. If the reference location, z = a, is chosen sufficiently close to the boundary, the normal fluid velocity W can be neglected.

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