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A 3D Simulation Of The Lower Trophic Ecosystem In The Ise-Mikawa Bay Estuary Using A Coupled Physical And Biological Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030031

Volume

65

Pages

16

Published

2003

Size

737 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

K. Nakata, K. Taguchi, T. Ichikawa & T Eruguchi

Abstract

A 3D simulation of the lower trophic ecosystem in the Ise-Mikawa Bay estuary using a coupled physical and biological model K. ~akata', K. ~ a ~ u c h i ~ , T. 1chikawa2 & T. ~ r u ~ u c h i * I Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University, 3-20-1 Orido, Shimizu, Shizuoka, 424-8610 Japan Computational Science Department. 'CTI Co. Ltd., 1-2 7-2 Meieki-Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, 450-0003 Japan. Abstract The long-term variation in flow velocity, temperature and salinity fields in the Ise-Mikawa Bay estuary was examined in a triennial simulation, using a timedependent 3-D hydrodynamic model. The simulation covered from April 1993 to March 1996. The daily change regimes of the observed sea-surface winds, tidal elevation at the open boundary, river discharges and meteorological parameters were incorporated into the forcing variables of the modelled estuary. Simulated distributions of temperature and salinity were compared favorably with the field measurements both in time and space,

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