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Title: An unsteady three-dimensional eutrophication model in Tolo harbour, Hong Kong
Authors: Chau, KW 
Keywords: Eutrophication
Hydrodynamic modeling
Unsteady modeling
Tolo Harbour
Water quality modeling
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Marine pollution bulletin, 2005, v. 51, no. 8-12, p. 1078-1084 How to cite?
Journal: Marine pollution bulletin 
Abstract: The eutrophication phenomenon often leads to undesirable water quality. This paper delineates an unsteady three-dimensional finite difference numerical model for eutrophication dynamics in the coastal waters of Tolo harbour, Hong Kong, employing the numerically generated, boundary-fitted, orthogonal curvilinear grid system as well as a grid “block” technique. It models the transport and interaction of nine water quality constituents. Adjustments of values of some kinetic coefficients in the model are effected through calibration with field data. It is demonstrated that the model can reasonably reproduce the interactions amongst all the water quality constituents, the eutrophication processes and, in particular, the featured bottom water anoxic condition during the summer in Tolo harbour.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/1223
ISSN: 0025-326X
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2005.02.015
Rights: Marine Pollution Bulletin © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. The journal web site is located at http://www.sciencedirect.com.
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