HPCCprojects:Ebro Delta : A study of coastal dynamic


Ebro Delta : A study of coastal dynamic

Project description

The Project hopes to study the various factors involved in the formation of a delta. The historical modifications made along the river , disrupting the sediment flow to the delta and analyse its impact on the growth or shrinkage of the pro-deltaic region. The current coastal dynamics and the effect of storms on the delta help understand the formation of different landscapes with the delta and establish areas of intervention. The study and analysis of various man made intervention that can be applied for maintaining the existing ecological value of the delta.


1. Understand the historical evolution of the delta 2. Study the behavior of the delta coast in the event of storms 2. To understand the current coastal dynamics of the site. 3. Apply the interventions in the past in-order to create a sustainable landscape with the current conditions


1 year. This is part of a masters research project and should be finished by September 2014

Models in use

(SMC) Sistema de Modelado Costero The data provided with the software along with the existing site conditions help establish parameters to be explored by the model. The simulations include, the storms affecting the delta and consequent effect on it with hard coastal protection conditions like use of breakwaters, letting in the storm water into the drainage canals etc. Model : MOPLA


The following are the simulations carried with the results Storms.jpg First Simulations.jpgSimutl.jpg


List the CSDMS HPCC users of your project:

  • Shruthi Padmanabhan
  • Fernando Blanco


This is an independent academic research project. It is currently not funded by any professional or government organisation

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