A three-dimensional eutrophication modeling in Tolo Harbour

Kwok Wing Chau

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Eutrophication phenomena may lead to less desirable water quality and usage of a water body in terms of water supply, fish maintenance, aesthetics and recreation. This paper delineates a real-time three-dimensional finite difference numerical model for eutrophication dynamics in coastal waters of Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong, employing the numerically generated, boundary-fitted, orthogonal curvilinear grid system as well as a grid "block" technique. The difficulties encountered, subtleties of the modeling as well as some principal kinetic parameters are described. Long-term time-series simulation results due to time-varying pollution sources in Tolo Harbour are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-861
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2004


  • Boundary-fitted co-ordinates
  • Environmental modeling
  • Eutrophication phenomena
  • Real-time simulation
  • Three-dimensional model
  • Tolo Harbour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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