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Shallow Water Equations: Modeling of Bays, Estuaries and Oceans

Monica Martinez, University of Texas at Austin

The applications of the shallow water equations are numerous. For instance, modeling tidal fluctuations for those interested in capturing tidal energy for commercial purposes; predicting tidal ranges and surges which can then be used in the development planning of coastal areas; and, upon coupling to a transport model, considering flow and transport phenomenon. The latter application makes it possible to study remediation options for polluted bays and estuaries, to predict the impact of commercial projects on fisheries, to model salinity intrusion effects, and to study the effects of wetting-induced mineral seepage into streams.

We will concentrate on issues in modeling as well as on parallelization strategies for a state-of-the-art hydrodynamic model currently used by various federal and state agencies.

1996-1997 Mathematics in High Performance Computing