Title

COASTMAP, an integrated system for monitoring and modeling of coastal waters: application to Greenwich Bay

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

12-1-1997

Abstract

COASTMAP is an integrated environmental modeling and monitoring system designed for application to estuarine and coastal seas. In the present paper the application of the system to monitor and model the circulation and pollutant transport in Greenwich Bay is described. Three real time water quality monitoring stations were established and collected data on sea surface elevation, temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. A boundary fitted coordinate hydrodynamic model and a particle based pollutant transport model were employed to predict the tidal and wind driven circulation and dispersion of material released from point sources in the system. Simulations of the circulation were in very good agreement with the surface elevations and currents as well as the simulations of dye release experiments.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling

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