Role of Models in Estuarine Flow and Water Quality Analysis
Mathematical models play a useful role in advancing the state-of-the-art in estuarine sciences, and in the judicious management of water resources in coastal environments. The validation of hypotheses related to flow and water quality behavior in tidal waters has been facilitated through the use of various models. The agony of guesswork in choosing the best management alternative within a watershed has been appreciably reduced due to model applications. Models have provided the means to analyze the impact of different management alternatives and selecting the ones which result in the least adverse impact to the environment. Models therefore, play an important role as tools for research and engineering assessment of estuarine flow and transport.
KeywordsWater Quality Dissolve Oxygen Eddy Viscosity Flow Diversion Salinity Concentration
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