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Numerical Modelling Studies To Predict The Potential Impact On The Sediment Transport Of A Proposed Outer Harbour At Great Yarmouth, UK.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000041

Volume

51

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

971 kb

Author(s)

TJ Chesher, MP Dearnaley and JE Barker

Abstract

An outer harbour is proposed to be constructed on the east coast of England at Great Yarmouth. As part of a series of studies during the planning stage HR Wallingford were commissioned to investigate the potential impact of the harbour on the adjacent sediment regime. A combination of models was used to simulate the sediment transport processes on the existing coast, and involved a comprehensive simulation of the littoral drift at strategic locations, and two-dimensional area modelling covering some 20km of the coastline and extending 10km offshore. A particular feature of this study was the requirement to simulate the effect of the complex and mobile offshore sand banks in modifying the propagation of waves from offshore to inshor

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