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Dataset of results from numerical simulations of increased storm intensity in an estuarine salt marsh system

Pannozzo, N, Leonardi, N, Carnacina, I and Smedley, R (2021) Dataset of results from numerical simulations of increased storm intensity in an estuarine salt marsh system. Data in Brief, 38. ISSN 2352-3409 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This article contains data outlining the effects of increased storm intensity on estuarine salt marshes, previously evaluated in Pannozzo et al. (2021), using the Ribble Estuary, in North West England, as a case study. The hydrodynamic model Delft3D was used to simulate various surge height scenarios and evaluate the effects of increasing surge height on the sediment budget of the system. The data shows that an increase in storm intensity (i.e. surge height) promotes flood dominance and triggers a net import of sediment, positively contributing to the sediment budget of the marsh platform and the estuarine system. The timing of the storm surge relative to high or low tide, the duration of the surge and the presence of vegetation do not cause major changes in the sediment budget. This dataset could be used to evaluate how increased storm intensity might influence the sediment budget of estuaries in comparison to other types of coastal systems (e.g., bays) to illustrate how the response of salt marshes to increased storm intensity varies with a change in the hydrodynamics and sediment delivery dynamics of the system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 12:13
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021 12:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107336
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15487

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