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Hydrodynamic models, generally 2D or 3D, calculate the movement of water based on tides and wind. More specifically, the models calculate water velocities and direction and water levels for each grid cell in the computational model grid. The hydrodynamic models generally also calculate water temperature based on heat balance equations and salinity. These last two parameters are especially relevant for 3D hydrodynamic calculations where density differences may
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Revision as of 13:50, 31 March 2008

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This article is being prepared by Nicki Villars, Delft Hydraulics, and Yannis Krestenitis, University of Thessaloniki.


Numerical models are increasingly being used together with field monitoring data as research and management tools to help understand the behaviour and functioning of a specific natural system. A common type of model used in coastal waters is a coupled coupled hydrodynamic - water quality - ecological model. Such models can be used to study historic conditions in a specific region to try to fully understand the changes that have occured (trends) and the main human factors and natural processes that can explain such changes. If a numerical model is well calibrated and validated for a specific region using historical data, it can also be used to predict future conditions. As such, computational models used for real-time and forecasting calculations can be an important component of a coastal observatory. This article on Coupled hydrodynamic - water quality - ecological modelling presents the 'effect chain' approach for modelling marine and coastal water quality and ecology.

Introduction

This article will concentrate on an integrated modelling approach in which hydrodynamics, suspended sediment dynamics and water quality are combined in order to simulate algae primary production and nutrient concentrations. Such an integrated modelling approach generally requires a series of coupled models.


Hydrodynamic models

Hydrodynamic models, generally 2D or 3D, calculate the movement of water based on tides and wind. More specifically, the models calculate water velocities and direction and water levels for each grid cell in the computational model grid. The hydrodynamic models generally also calculate water temperature based on heat balance equations and salinity. These last two parameters are especially relevant for 3D hydrodynamic calculations where density differences may

This information is passed on to the sediment or water quality model where it is used for calculationg the advective transport of

See also

For information on the use of models, see also:

The main author of this article is Villars, Nicki
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Citation: Villars, Nicki (2008): Coupled hydrodynamic - water quality - ecological modelling. Available from http://www.coastalwiki.org/wiki/Coupled_hydrodynamic_-_water_quality_-_ecological_modelling [accessed on 17-10-2019]


The main author of this article is Krestenitis, Yannnis
Please note that others may also have edited the contents of this article.

Citation: Krestenitis, Yannnis (2008): Coupled hydrodynamic - water quality - ecological modelling. Available from http://www.coastalwiki.org/wiki/Coupled_hydrodynamic_-_water_quality_-_ecological_modelling [accessed on 17-10-2019]