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Three-dimensional Hydrodynamic Modeling Of An Industrial Coastal Area In United Arab Emirates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030031

Volume

70

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

561.20 kb

Author(s)

W. Elshorbagy, M. Azzam & M.A. Karim

Abstract

Three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling of an industrial coastal area in United Arab Emirates W. ~ l s h o r b a ~ ~ ' , M. ~ z z a r n ~ , & M.A. ~ a r i r n ~ '~ssociate Professor, Civil& Environmental Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University, UAE 2 Research Assistant, ScientiJic Research Sector, United Arab Emirates University, UAE 3 Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, United Arab Emirates University, UAE Abstract The coastal flow pattern around a coastal industrial compound in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been studied using a three dimensional hydrodynamic model. The study area is 100 km2 and partially sheltered from the open sea by salt marshes and islands. Such configuration increases the risk of marine pollution near the industrial site. The region is ecologicaIly diversified and therefore understanding the physical dynamics of the area is important for any assessment work on the impact of industrial and port operation. The utilized model has a size o

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