Sediment transport dynamics in ports, estuaries and other coastal environments, Faculty Seminar, 8 May 2012
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Assoc. Prof. Hua Wang, SARCCM Director “Sediment transport dynamics in ports, estuaries and other coastal environments, Faculty Seminar held at UNSW Canberra, 8 May 2012
Given our ever expanding global trade, international economy is linked to the well-being of major coastal infrastructure such as waterways and ports. This talk concerns topics from both observation and modelling of sediment erosion, transport and siltation in the ports, estuaries and other coastal environments. I will present several case studies of the sediment dynamics in the high-energy environment such as Po River estuary in the Adriatic Sea (Italy), Mokpo Coastal Zone in the Yellow Sea (Korea), Shanghai Port in the East China Sea (China) and Darwin Harbour, Australia, where strong sediment resuspension/deposition and transport are driven by surface waves, tides, winds and buoyancy driven currents. Interdisciplinary studies of sediment effects on the ecosystems in these turbid environments will also be discussed.