Stream 1: Physical setting
Estuarine numerical model development and applications
- H. Burchard1, E. Schulz1, C. Winter2
- 1 Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, Germany
- 2 MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Research, University of Bremen, Germany
Orals and posters
Estuaries feature complex physical and biogeochemical processes that interact in a large bandwidth of spatial and temporal scales. Combined with field observations and theoretical considerations, numerical models are efficient tools for system understanding and scenario assessment. However, research foci and model approaches in the community are highly diverse and we are far from a comprehensive understanding of estuarine systems, their role in the coastal ocean, and their present and future environmental states. This session addresses research projects and ideas on the development of mathematical models and their application to estuarine processes. We welcome studies on model approaches of different complexity for the hindcast, forecast and scenario analysis of estuarine systems. We aim at bringing together experts in the field to discuss estuarine processes with a focus on estuarine turbidity maximum zones, tidal mixing, fluid mud dynamics, biogeochemical matter transformations, and many other estuarine topics.