Numerical and experimental study of dispersion in a shallow coastal area

Yingying Yu, David Spencer, Hong Zhang, Charles Lemckert

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Abstract

Horizontal dispersion plays an important role in coastal water sediment and pollutant transport and therefore it must be well assessed and understood for the successful development of any numerical modelling scheme. The performance of a dispersion model was assessed, using experimental Lagrangian drifter data. The method applied in the drifter tracking experiments was introduced, and the numerical modelled results were compared with the in situ data. It appears that the simulated results were sensitive to the bathymetry resolution and wind conditions. In addition, the in-situ drifter trajectories were compared with the numerical modelling results in Moreton Bay, Australia. Good correlation with an R2 of 0.73 between drifter data and modelled results was achieved indicating that the same set of model evaluations can be used to compute the particles spreading in further dispersion research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th (2014) Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2014
Subtitle of host publicationPACOMS 2014
EditorsJin S. Chung, Hua Liu
Place of PublicationCalifornia, USA
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages292-298
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781880653906
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th (2014) Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2014 - Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Duration: 12 Oct 201416 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference11th (2014) Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2014
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/10/1416/10/14

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    Yu, Y., Spencer, D., Zhang, H., & Lemckert, C. (2014). Numerical and experimental study of dispersion in a shallow coastal area. In J. S. Chung, & H. Liu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th (2014) Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS 2014: PACOMS 2014 (pp. 292-298). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.