Special Issue "Sediment Transport Modeling"


A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Winthrop Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi
School of Environmental Systems Engineering & The UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia (M015), 35 Stirling Highway, CRAWLEY WA 6009, Australia
Website: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/charitha.pattiaratchi
Fax: (618) 6488 1015
Interests: coastal oceanography; mixing and circulation; physical processes; coastal observations; numerical modeling; sediment transport; remote sensing, estuaries; nearshore processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The re-suspension, transport and deposition of sediment in the coastal ocean plays an important role in many issues such as coastal stability, dredging management, pollutant transport, and biological productivity, by influencing the water column light climate. In recent years there have been numerous efforts to improve parameterizations and applications of coastal sediment transport models including the use of three-dimensional models and the inclusion of feed-back loops in morphological models. These include studies of sediment transport in a variety of coastal environments from estuaries and from the beachface to the shelf break. This Special Issue will provide a compilation of the state of coastal sediment transport models and their applications. Papers are invited that deal with sediment transport models (both cohesive and non-cohesive) in the following area:

  • Estuaries
  • Swash zone
  • Surf zone
  • Coastal morphological change
  • Continental shelves

This Special Issue is launched to provide a compilation of current state of the art and future perspectives in numerical modeling of sediment transport in coastal seas, nearshore and in estuarine systems.

Winthrop Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi
Guest Editor


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  • sediment transport modeling
  • cohesive and non-cohesive sediments
  • suspended, bedload and total load
  • coastal morphological change
  • estuaries
  • swash zone
  • surf zone
  • continental shelves

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p. 720-744
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(3), 720-744; doi:10.3390/jmse3030720
Received: 3 June 2015 / Accepted: 16 July 2015 / Published: 24 July 2015
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p. 193-215
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2015, 3(2), 193-215; doi:10.3390/jmse3020193
Received: 13 February 2015 / Accepted: 21 April 2015 / Published: 5 May 2015
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