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Analytical Modelling Of Steady-state Pollution Levels Within A Small Tidal Harbour

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990481

Volume

43

Pages

12

Published

1999

Size

960 kb

Author(s)

MJ. Wearing & R.W. Barber

Abstract

This paper describes the development of a mathematical model for predicting the water quality response of small tidal harbours and marinas which are subjected to a continuous release of conservative pollutant. The model is based upon a 'tidal prism' or 'zero-dimensional' approach and uses a simple analytical technique to predict the periodic variation of pollutant concentration. The present analytical method offers a computationally inexpensive alternative to conventional multi- dimensional pollution transport models and is also able to provide an insight into the interrelationship between the main physical parameters governing the water quality response.

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