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Whilst several coupled hydrodynamic-sediment models exist to predict SPM distributions in aquatic systems, their skill level in open coastal and offshore marine waters is acknowledged to be relatively low. This is largely because the processes are not well understood and the formulations are largely based on empirical relationships rather than fundamental physical principles. The models are also highly demanding in terms of calibration data and computational resources. Hence their utility for predicting relatively subtle effects arising from changes in flow or wave environments due to energy extraction devices seems rather low. Here, we summarise the key mathematical functions describing the processes involved in sediment suspension, and propose a lightweight one-dimensional (vertical) model which can be used to scope the effects of changes in flow and wave energy on SPM.
|Title of host publication||Terawatt Position Papers|
|Subtitle of host publication||A 'toolbox' of methods to better understand and assessthe effects of tidal and wave energy aarrays on the marine environment|
|Place of Publication||St Andrews|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sep 2015|
- marine renewable energy
Heath, M. (Data Manager) & Sabatino, A. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 7 Apr 2016
Heath, M. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 15 Dec 2015
Developing methodologies for large scale wave and tidal stream marine renewable energy extraction and its environmental impact: an overview of the TeraWatt projectSide, J., Gallego, A., James, M., Davies, I., Heath, M., Karunarathna, H., Venugopal, V., Vögler, A. & Burrows, M., 1 Oct 2017, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 147, p. 1-5 5 p.
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Large scale three-dimensional modelling for wave and tidal energy resource and environmental impact: methodologies for quantifying acceptable thresholds for sustainable exploitationGallego, A., Side, J., Baston, S., Waldman, S., Bell, M., James, M., Davies, I., O'Hara Murray, R., Heath, M., Sabatino, A., McKee, D., McCaig, C., Karunarathna, H., Fairley, I., Chatzirodou, A., Venugopal, V., Nemalidinne, R., Yung, T. Z., Vögler, A., MacIver, R. & 1 others, , 1 Oct 2017, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 147, p. 67-77 11 p.
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Heath, M., Sabatino, A., Serpetti, N., McCaig, C. & O'Hara Murray, R., 1 Oct 2017, In : Ocean and Coastal Management. 147, p. 49-66 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)189 Downloads (Pure)