Modelling of the migration of tidal channels

With the advancement in the field of numerical models, the predictions of morphological developments in the tidal flats of the North Sea by the application of process based models are in our reach. In this study the predictive capability of a depth-averaged morphodynamic model in capturing the migration of a tidal channel on the German North Sea over a period of 10 years has been investigated.

Tidal channels in the Dithmarschen bight
Areal Photo of the oil rig Mittelplate. © Peter Rohde