Selection and calibration of numerical modeling in flow and water quality

Kwok Wing Chau

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Numerical modeling is frequently used in coastal engineering research and application. One possible issue associated with using this method however, is that initial outcomes might differ from expectation. Modeling manipulation addresses this issue by changing the initial parameters which in turn affects the final output results. The advancement of modeling techniques in recent years has seen a gradual but steady accruement of knowledge regarding the relationship between input parameters and possible outputs, which has resulted in improved accuracy and efficiency methods. The advancements within this field have predominantly occurred on an individual basis and as such lack standardisation. An expert numerical modeler may use this knowledge subconsciously, yet may not know how to convey it to the model users. This paper has been written to introduce a systematic intelligent coding schema designed to organise current coastal engineering modeling manipulation knowledge into a standardised format. This system is relevant to the development of appropriate strategies for improved accuracy and efficiency as well as model modification to simulate specific real phenomena in prototype application cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Modeling and Assessment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Environmental Chemistry


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