Modeling of Non-Cohesive Sediments from Surmene River to the Eastern Black Sea

Yazır D., Özşeker K., Erüz C.

2nd International Symposium on Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries, Elazığ, Turkey, 3 - 05 September 2019, vol.1, no.1, pp.76-83

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Elazığ
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-83
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, information about the fate of non-cohesive sediments from the Sürmene River in the Eastern Black Sea region of Trabzon province was obtained by using POM sediment transport model. The POMSED model is designed to simulate with as much realism as possible time-dependent distributions of water levels, currents, temperature, salinity, tracers, cohesive and noncohesive sediments and waves in marine and freshwater systems. The model is capable of simulating the transport and fate of suspended sediments, dissolved tracers and neutrally-buoyant particles in estuarine and coastal ocean systems.

In this study, the depositional areas of the non-cohesive sediments in the marine environment were determined from the river entrance. Non- Cohesive sediments depositional areas were determined by changing parameters such as stream flow velocity, wind direction, and magnitude. Using this model, it is possible to obtain information about the fate of non- cohesive sediments in the marine environment in a short time and thus reduce the coastal erosion and sediment accumulation in coastal areas to a minimum. It has been found that the non-cohesive sediments entering the Eastern Black Sea in the Sürmene River lead to coastal agglomeration. It is stated that the necessary measures should be taken to prevent this situation.