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Modeling the Evolution of the Wax Lake Delta in Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana

K.C. Hanegan;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: TU Delft
  • Country: Netherlands
In this study, a process-based, depth-averaged Delft3D hydrodynamic and morphologic model of the Wax Lake Delta in Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana was developed to simulate a five year period of delta development. The purpose of this modeling effort was to test the ability of process-based modeling tools to successfully simulate typical delta-building processes and the resulting morphologic and stratigraphic characteristics of the delta. Recent developments in conceptual modeling of mouth bar formation and full delta development have confirmed the capability of process-based models to simulate the processes necessary for delta growth and the resulting long-term, geol...
free text keywords: Land and Water Management, Civil Engineering, FOS: Civil engineering, Delft3D, Wax Lake Delta, master thesis, modelling, morphodynamic, mouth bar, stratigraphy
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