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3D Mathematical Modelling Of The Po River Inflow Into The Northern Adriatic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970621

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

975 kb

Author(s)

M. Cetina

Abstract

A three-dimensional mathematical model LMT3D, which has been developed at the University of Ljubljana (FGG) for flow and mass transport simulations in lakes and coastal seas, is presented in the paper. The model is composed of a hydrodynamic module and of a transport- dispersion module. Since the model is baroclinic coupled, it was possible to apply it to the practical flow situation of the Po river inflow into the Northern Adriatic. The results were compared with the field measurements of temperature and salinity in a zone facing the Po river mouth, which were collected during the cruise ASCOP19 in March 1991. The simulated plume of the fresh water coming from the Po river was qualitatively well predicted but quantitatively the computed values of the surface salinity were overes

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