Coastal Engineering V: Computer Modelling of Seas and Coastal Regions

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Overview

Computer models, in combination with remote sensing and experimental sampling techniques, now provide an efficient tool for the analysis of coastal systems. Featuring state-the-art research, this book contains papers presented at Coastal Engineering: the Fifth International Conference on Computer Modelling of Seas and Coastal Regions, held on the Greek island of Rhodes, September 19-21, 2001.

The contributions come from scientists from many different countries, and span a multitude of topics and techniques in such areas as estuarine problems, shallow water models, siltation and dredging tidal simulation, wave studies, pollutant transport and dispersion, and coastal erosion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853128790
  • Publisher: WIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2001
  • Series: Environmental Studies
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

On the splitting of the sediment fluxes balance: a new formulation for the sand waves equation 3
Solving a harbour sedimentation problem in Yemen 13
On preferable location of a dewatering system in a sandy beach 23
Securing manoeuverability of a deep draft ship in a sediment loaded tidal river berth 33
Prediction of suspended fine-sediment concentration and siltation at Kapar coastal region in Malaysia 43
Stochastic prediction of long-term coastal evolution 55
A modular aquaculture modelling system (MAMS) and its application to the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia (BC) 65
Water budget in coastal brackish lagoons 77
Eutrophication of the shallow Szczecin Lagoon (Baltic Sea): modelling, management and the impact of weather 87
Water waves in harbour areas: appreciation of open boundary conditions 101
Breakwater overtopping under wave spectra conditions prevailing in the Adriatic Sea 111
Particle tracking velocimetry measurements to assess the performance of flow control structures 121
Atmospheric forcing impact study in Meteo-France storm surge model 135
Wave directionality in shallow water 145
Comparing interpolation methods for processing randomly scattered bathymetric data 161
Numerical modelling of shallow water using an iterative solution algorithm 173
Numerical modeling of refraction and diffraction 185
An efficient finite element technique for water wave modelling 195
Wave load and wave propagation over forelands 205
Numerical study on breaking indices for solitary wave on slopes 215
A set of fully nonlinear equations for surface and internal gravity waves 225
Stability of low crested rubble mound breakwaters under wave attack 235
Designation as sensitive area or vulnerable zone to pollution from urban waters of a marine reserve 245
Finite element techniques for water quality models 255
Atmospheric forcing impact in MOTHY oil drift model 265
Assessment of erosion and wave risk over coastal areas 277
Airborne laser mapping of coastal topography and inshore bathymetry 289
Return periods of summer-time sea storms in the central Mediterranean Sea 299
The influence of freshwater distribution on SPM transport in the Dutch coastal zone 309
Author index 325
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