Title: Integrated Modelling in Coastal Lagoons: Sacca di Goro Case Study
Authors: MARINOV DimitarZALDIVAR COMENGES JOSE'NORRO AlainGIORDANI G.VIAROLI P.
Citation: HYDROBIOLOGIA vol. 611 p. 147-165
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC33910
ISSN: 0018-8158
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC33910
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-008-9451-8
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: A coupled 3D hydrodynamic-biogeochemical model was developed and implemented for the Sacca di Goro coastal lagoon. The model considers nutrient and oxygen dynamics in water column and sediments. Amongst the biological elements, phytoplankton, zooplankton, bacteria, Ulva sp. and commercial shellfish (Tapes philippinarum) were taken into consideration. Nutrients fluxes from the watershed and open sea, as well as atmospheric inputs, heat flux, light intensity and wind shear stress at the water surface constituted the model forcing functions. The comparison of numerical results with available measurement data indicated that the model was able to capture the essential dynamics of the lagoon. This model has been also used to estimate clam productivity and its impacts on water quality and lagoon properties.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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