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A new numerical model for simulating the propagation of and inundation by tsunami waves PROEFSCHRIFT ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de Technische Universiteit Delft, op gezag van de Rector Magnificus prof. Dit proefschrift is goedgekeurd door de promotoren: All rights reserved. No part of the material protected by this copyright notice may be(More)
Research highlights  Examination of SST and SPM images of the southern North Sea shows pronounced mesoscale variability.  The Rhine ROFI, East-Anglia Plume and a seasonal thermal front dominate SST and SPM signals.  Harmonic analysis highlights pronounced seasonal and spring–neap variability.  Tides and waves control stratification and hence the(More)
Eindige elementen modellering van transport en niet-hydrostatische stroming in de waterloopkunde Finite element modelling of transport and non-hydrostatic flow in environmental fluid mechanics Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de Technische Universiteit Delft, op gezag van de Rector Magnificus prof. dr. ir. Preface The studies and(More)
This Master Thesis presents a numerical model analysis of the response of the Rhine ROFI to wind direction and speed. The aim of this study is to gain a further insight into the physical processes of the Rhine ROFI. Previous work on the Rhine ROFI focused mostly on tidal effects (straining and mixing) and inertial motions (earth rotation). Other studies(More)
In this master thesis the residual circulation in the North Sea is investigated. It has been shown that the numerical models used in this thesis (DCSMv5 and DCSMv6) give a rather low representation of the actual circulation pattern in the North Sea. The dominating forces which cause residual currents in the North Sea are the tidal forcings, meteorological(More)
The approaches taken to describe and develop spatial discretisations of the domains required for geophysical simulation models are commonly ad hoc, model or application specific and under-documented. This is particularly acute for simulation models that are flexible in their use of multi-scale, anisotropic, fully unstructured meshes where a relatively large(More)
tal and vertical components of velocity, salinity and suspended particulate matter are presented. Turbulent Prandtl numbers are found to increase with stratification and to become larger than 1. Consequently, the vertical turbulent mass transport is suppressed by buoyancy forces, before the turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) and vertical turbulent momentum(More)
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