Numerical Simulation of Urban Coastal Zones

  • Yukio Koibuchi
  • Shinji Sato
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 3)

Numerical Modeling in Urban Coastal Zones

Numerical modeling is an essential technique for the understanding and management of water quality in urban coastal zones. This may be because urban coastal zones are characterized by an extremely wide variety of environments with complicated geographical features, such as urban areas that intersect with outer oceans, and hence are affected by both. The phenomena in this area are not only physical, but also biological or chemical, and they interfere with each other. Therefore, the ecosystem and the water quality of urban coastal zones are highly complicated.

The quality of water has long been deteriorating at many of the world's urban coastal zones (Walker 1990). Damage caused by events such as red tides, harmful algal bloom, and decreased amounts of dissolved oxygen in bottom water occur frequently. Such phenomena induce the degradation of aquatic ecosystems and the loss of aquatic resources such as sea grass beds, as well as fish and...


River Discharge Particulate Organic Carbon Tidal Current Storage Tank Fecal Coliform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukio Koibuchi
    • 1
  • Shinji Sato
    • 2
  1. 1.Associate Professor Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies Division of Environmental Studies Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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