Delta Flume

Delta flume with breaking waves
Delta flume with breaking waves ©

The main objective of the Delta Flume 2001 experiment was to investigate and measure the hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes involved in the resuspension of sediments in simple flows. The experiment took place in June and July 2001 at the Delft Hydraulics flume facility in Holland.

A combination of advanced and traditional measurement techniques, using field and laboratory instrumentation, was used in order to quantify near bed hydrodynamics, suspended sediments and ripple dynamics.

The project was led by Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), funded by the European Union and NERC. It involved partners from seven international institutions. BODC was responsible for facilitating data exchange between project participants.