Click to have a closer look
About this book
About this book
The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Environmental Problems in Coastal Regions. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of computer models which can reproduce not only normal behaviour but also extreme conditions, and on practical applications carried out around the world. Topics covered include: pollution management and decision analysis; hazard mitigation and risk analysis; harbours, ports and marinas; littoral drift; coastal erosion; oil slicks and spills; acoustic pollution; sewage and chemical pollution; atmospheric pollution and control; water quality models; and case studies.
Section 1: Environmental Management - Modelling the transport of sediment and plutonium from the Mururoa lagoon; Interpolating H&R wave overtopping coefficients; Survey of small fisheries in Japan; Modelling of trajectory and fate of spills; Coastal management supported by modelling: optimising the level of treatment of urban discharges into coastal waters; A refined three-dimensional layer-integrated model of flows in estuarine and coastal waters. Section 2: Environmental Impact Assessment - Gravel beach swash zone dynamics; Web-based pollution monitoring system for the Lake Ohrid; Preliminary studies on environmental impact of cage aquaculture in Canary Islands. Section 3: Harbours, Ports and Marinas - Air pollution prediction by artificial neural networks; Modelling of pollution transport in the marine environment of Sakhalin shelf. Section 4: Oil Slicks and Spills - Toxicity screening, assessment, and reduction of tannery wastewater; Numerical modelling of tidal propagation in the Severn Estuary using a depth-adapted non-orthogonal grid; Prediction of storm impacts and shoreline retreat induced by hypothetical storms on open coastlines; Numerical simulations of an oil spill accident in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Section 5: Erosion and Drift - Effect of turbulence on tidal suspended transport; Simulations to examine the effect of enhanced turbulence levels on bed load transport; Liquefaction analysis using a three-dimensional numerical model for the determination of pore pressure in a seabed; Combatting nutrient spillage in the Archipelago Sea - a model system for coastal management support. Section 6: Sediment Transport - Three-dimensional model of dispersion of mercury in marine environment; Control and protection of marine environment by Acitrezza town sewage; Sediment transport in the Barra Nova Inlet, Portugal. Section 7: Remote Sensing - Environmental management instruments:topics for atmospheric pollution control strategy; Analysis of spatio-temporal fluctuations of East China Sea fishery resources using GIS. Section 8: Pollution Studies - Measurement of hydrodynamic conditions, sediment transport and bed morphology in a tidal inlet; A numerical modelling study of the impact on the sediment regime of a proposed Marina at Haifa; Predictive modelling of hydrodynamics and marine water quality: three applications along the South African coastline; 3D model system for hydrodynamics, eutrophication and nutrient transport; Laboratory simulation of ocean surface circulation in the Canary Islands area: application to pollutant transport prediction. Section 9: Hydrodynamics and Transport Modelling - Mathematical and numerical modelling of eutrophication process in Masan Bay, Korea; Investigation of current pattern and dispersion of the organic pollutants in urban-reservoirs; Quantification of WwTW UV dose rates for long sea outfalls by means of coastal hydrodynamic modelling; Optimisation of Split/Solin sewerage system; Mechanisms of water exchange at the platform edge of oceanic islands; A simplified approach to photochemical box model meteorological data input; Sedimentological analysis of deposits due to combination of strong rain floods and wave erosion: Case of Albunol Delta, Granada, Spain; Environmental impact assessment of Marennes-Oleron bay: operational mathematical modelling and GIS; Using bioassays for testing seawater quality in Greece. Section 10: Water Quality Issues - How to protect our coasts - main results from the OPCOM project; Operational modelling for coastal zone management (OPCOM) - goals, results, recommendations and still open questions; Disturbances: their role in shaping coastal environments.