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Comparison between Different Modelling Approaches for Coastal Lagoons

Funded under: FP6-JRC

Abstract

To promote reliable, real-time management of coastal lagoons, increasingly sophisticated numerical models have been developed within the DITTY project (WP4). While models are diverse in design and scope, i.e. watershed, fluid-dynamics, biogeochemical, all have the same fundamental goal, i.e. to account realistically for the processes that drive the dynamic behaviour in coastal lagoons so that their status may ultimately be predicted and the effects of mitigation actions be properly evaluated, resulting on a series of good management practices that increase the sustainability of these fragile ecosystems.
The intent, which is also the final goal of D16, is to establish a standard set of input parameters and numerical �experiments� to be performed by various existing models so that independent results could be meaningfully compared and evaluated, having in mind the diversity of approach and systems (watershed, lagoon, adjacent coastal area). Furthermore, though comparison, conceptual weakness could be identified and targeted for further exploration by the DITTY partners as a whole. In this Deliverable a first attempt to describe, summarise and analyse the used models have been made.

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Authors: CHAPELLE A, Ifremer, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR);FIANDRINO A, Ifremer, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR);PLUS M, Ifremer, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR);DUARTE P, Centre for Modelling and Analysis of Environmental Systems, Fernando Pessoa University, Porto (PT);ESTEVE M A, Department of Ecology and Hydrology, Murcia University, Murcia (ES);MARTINEZ J, Department of Ecology and Hydrology, Murcia University, Murcia (ES);GALBIATI L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);MARINOV D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);SOMMA F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);ZALDÍVAR J-M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);NORRO A, Management Unit of the North Sea, Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences, Brussels (BE);SALLES C, Maison des Sciences de l'EAU, Hydrosciences (UMII/CNRS/IRD), Montpellier (FR);TOURNOUD M-G, Maison des Sciences de l'EAU, Hydrosciences (UMII/CNRS/IRD), Montpellier (FR);TSIRTSIS G, School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Marine Sciences, Aegean University, Mytilini (EL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21817 EN (2005), 81 pp. Free of charge
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