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Special Issue "Study of Lagoons and Other Shallow Water Bodies Through the Application of Numerical Models"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2019.
Interests: hydrodynamic modelling; finite elements; water residence time; model integration; modelling lagoons; river-delta-sea systems
Interests: marine ecology; coastal lagoons; echinoderms; fish; marine protected areas; connectivity
Numerical modeling, from hydrodynamics to population dynamics, eutrophication processes, food webs or ecosystem services, has become an important tool in the environmental sciences. Modeling can be used to integrate observations interpolate these data in the spatial and temporal dimension. However, modeling can also be used for forecasting and “what-if” predictions. Modeling in transitional areas, such as lagoons and coastal zones, show big differences with respect to the open sea. The strong influence of land-based inputs, the relative importance of sediments and the atmosphere, and man-made influences on the water bodies distinguish these areas from open waters and ask for different techniques in modeling. Especially, the use of unstructured numerical grids allows a faithful reproduction of the spatial complexity found in transitional areas. Finally, integration of different models is needed to describe the complexity of processes that are occuring in lagoons and the coastal zone. Special focus should be given to ensure that these models work smoothly together.
Prof. Dr. Georg Umgiesser
Prof. Dr. Angel Perez-Ruzafa
Prof. Dr. Artūras Razinkovas-Baziukas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hydrodynamic modeling
- unstructured grids
- ecosystem modeling
- food web modeling
- integrations of different scales of models
- exchange capabilities with the open sea
- Bayesian Belief Networks
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Dr. Rene Friedland from Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde may have a contribution entitled" Using Water Transparency as Water Quality Indicator in a Baltic Coastal Water"
Prof. Georg Umgiesser from ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine-Arsenale may have a contribution entitled "Outlook to the Future: How Will the Climatic Changes Alter the Physical Functioning, of the Curonian Lagoon?"
Dr. Manuel Erena from IMIDA may submit in this Autum