Validation and Intercomparison of Three-Dimensional Numerical Models of Estuarine and Lake Hydrodynamics

by Y. Peter Sheng, Univ of Florida, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Three-dimensional numerical models have been developed and used to study the circulation and transport of water quality parameters in estuaries and lakes. This paper discusses two important issues concerning the use of three-dimensional models of estuarine and lake hydrodynamics. Methodology for validating a three-dimensional model is first discussed with numerous examples. The issue of objective intercomparison of models is then addressed, in view of the anticipated widespread use of three-dimensional models.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Numerical models | Hydrologic models | Mathematical models | Estuaries | Lakes | Hydrodynamics | Validation

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