Horizontal mass exchange in large lakes and coastal waters

Wencai Zhou

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    This PhD thesis focuses on the horizontal mass exchange of large lakes and coastal waters. For large lakes, a pseudo three-dimensional hydrodynamic model with Lagrangian flux paths has been developed to bridge the gap between the computationally efficient, but spatially inaccurate one-dimensional or pseudo two-dimensional models and the computationally expensive, but spatially accurate three-dimensional models. For coastal waters, the hydrodynamic exchange of a macrotidal forced coupled bay-estuary system with multiple inlet channels has been elucidated, aiding in our understanding of mass transport in topographically complex coastal systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Jones, Nicole, Supervisor
    • Hipsey, Matt, Supervisor
    • Espinosa-Gayosso, Hector, Supervisor
    Award date8 May 2018
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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