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Application and verification of a three dimensional hydrodynamic model to Hamilton harbour

Tsanis Giannis, Jian Wu

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Year 2000
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation I. K. Tsanis, J. Wu, (2000). Application and erification of a three dimensional hydrodynamic model to Hamilton harbour”. International Journal of Global Nest [online] .pp. 77-89.Available:
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A multi-layered three-dimensional hydrodynamic model has been developed to provide flow fields and water level changes in Hamilton Harbour. The field data collected in Hamilton Harbour during 1990 & 1991 field seasons was used for model verification. The simulated currents were compared with cur- rent meter data. Results from the trajectory model are in good agreement with the drogue experimen- tal data. A quantitative criterion to evaluate the trajectory comparison was established with the help of the trajectory model using the random-walk approach. By using the water level changes in the Burlington Ship Canal, the model predictions were validated with the measurements at three water level stations in the Harbour. These comparisons demonstrate that the models can simulate the major features of the water current and level changes in Hamilton Harbour.