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Title: A three-dimensional pollutant transport model in orthogonal curvilinear and sigma coordinate system for Pearl river estuary
Authors: Chau, Kwok-wing
Jiang, Y. W.
Subjects: Three-dimensional
Pollutant transport
Numerical model
Boundary condition
Pearl River Estuary
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Inderscience
Source: International journal of environment and pollution, 2004, v. 21, no. 2, p. 188-198
Abstract: In this paper, the development of a three-dimensional numerical pollutant transport model, which is coupled with a previously developed hydrodynamic model, is delineated in details. Special features of the model include orthogonal curvilinear coordinate in the horizontal direction and sigma coordinate in the vertical direction. Besides, a simple but efficient open boundary condition of pollutant transport is adopted. It is then applied to simulate the transport of a representative water quality parameter chemical oxygen demand in Manganese (COD[sub Mn]) in the Pearl river estuary, which is the largest estuary in South China. It can be shown, from the simulated results, that there exists a transboundary action between Guangdong province and Hong Kong special administrative region for the pollutants in the wastewater discharged from Pearl river delta region.
Rights: Copyright © 2004 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. The journal web page at:
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2004.004185
ISSN: 0957-4352 (print)
1741-5101 (online)
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