WIT Press


Modelling Hydrodynamic, Sediment And Contaminant Transport Processes In Coastal And Estuarine Waters

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990011

Volume

33

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

984 kb

Author(s)

R.A. Falconer & B. Lin

Abstract

Details are given of the development, refinement and application of 2-D depth integrated and 3-D layer integrated numerical models for predicting water elevations, depth integrated and layer integrated velocity components respectively, water quality indicator distributions, cohesive and non-cohesive sediment fluxes and the fate of trace metals in coastal and estuarine waters. The models involve solving the governing equations of mass, momentum and solute transport, with the hydrodynamic equations including: the effects of the earth's rotation, bed friction, wind shear and turbulence. The transport equation includes: (i) advection and diffusion of sediments, and contaminants in the dissolved phase, (ii) partitioning of contaminants,between the dissolved and abs

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