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Data set name

Computer Model of Suspended Matter in the North Sea (1985-94)

Data holding centreDeltares
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
Time period1985-1994
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Southern and whole North Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column

Instruments

Inapplicable

Description 
Summary

Inorganic suspended matter is simulated on different model grids for the North Sea. The model grid resolution varies from 1x1 km (near-shore) to 16x16 km (off-shore). The model input consists of emissions from the major rivers entering the North Sea, boundary conditions and emissions from dumping sites. The model is based on the Partheniades-Krone model description for sedimentation and erosion. Residual as well as inter-tidal currents are simulated with a hydrodynamic model. The model is calibrated against the yearly averaged in-situ measurements of Rijkswaterstaat (DONAR database) and weekly reflection composites of the NOAA satellite. Depth averaged and three-dimensional spatial concentration patterns are available.

OriginatorsDeltares
Availability 
OrganisationDeltares
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactMeinte Blaas
Address

Deltares
Rotterdamseweg 185
Delft

2600 MH
Netherlands

Telephone+31 (0)88 335 8273
Emailmeinte.blaas@deltares.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20003087
Global identifier2980
Last revised2009-09-07