Impact of sea level rise on current and wave in Van Uc coastal area

Nguyen Minh Hai, Vu Duy Vinh, Tran Dinh Lan
Author affiliations


  • Nguyen Minh Hai Institute of Marine Environment and Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Vu Duy Vinh Institute of Marine Environment and Resources, VAST, Vietnam
  • Tran Dinh Lan Institute of Marine Environment and Resources, VAST, Vietnam



Hydrodynamics, sea level rise, Van Uc river.


This paper presents the results of analysis, comparison of some characteristics of current, wave at Van Uc estuary area when being affected by sea level rise due to climate change based on Delft3D model. Scenario groups are established: The current scenario and the scenarios simulating effect of sea level rise 0.5 m and 1.0 m. The results of calculation and simulation show that the velocity values change locally when sea level rises: Rise in the northern and southern areas (0.2–5 cm/s); decrease in the navigation channel (0.6–30 cm/s). Sea level rise causes the increase of wave height in the coastal area (13.5–43.8% in the dry season and 20–40% in the rainy season) and fewer changes in the outer area.


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How to Cite

Hai, N. M., Vinh, V. D., & Lan, T. D. (2019). Impact of sea level rise on current and wave in Van Uc coastal area. Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 19(3), 313–325.




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