Marina Design and Environmental Concern

by B. A. Christensen, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


Research initiated by a Florida Cabinet Resolution of August 6, 1974, has generated two models for the evaluation of the impact of marina development on coastal waters. One, a complex three-dimensional finite element model that takes dispersive as well as convective pollutant transport into consideration has been used extensively during the last five years. Experiences gained from the use of that model have been included in the newer, and simpler, second model that is one-dimensional and more limited in scope. Being mostly convective makes this model conservative; however, its results can be conclusive if convective transport alone can assure that the considered marina will be without serious environmental impact.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Three-dimensional models | Finite element method | Water pollution | Mathematical models | Contaminant transport | Water conservation | Three-dimensional analysis | Florida | United States

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