Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 16, 307–321, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-307-2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 307–321, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-307-2020

Research article 11 Mar 2020

Research article | 11 Mar 2020

Effects of sea-level rise on tides and sediment dynamics in a Dutch tidal bay

Long Jiang et al.

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A model downscaling approach is used to investigate the effects of sea-level rise (SLR) on local tides. Results indicate that SLR induces larger increases in tidal amplitude and stronger nonlinear tidal distortion in the bay compared to the adjacent shelf sea. SLR can also change shallow-water tidal asymmetry and influence the direction and magnitude of bed-load sediment transport. The model downscaling approach is widely applicable for local SLR projections in estuaries and coastal bays.