Reviewing Nearshore Current, Turbidity and Morphology Models
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) AERONAUTICAL AND MARITIME RESEARCH LAB
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The aim of this investigation was to review the different types of nearshore current, turbidity, and morphology evolution models currently available and to recommend those most suitable for aiding the planning of amphibious operations. This was achieved by first reading relevant literature and listing the different types of models found within it. Then their relevant attributes for example the equations and assumptions utilized in developing them, the parameters needed to utilize them, any validation exercises performed, their findings and their accuracy were analyzed. An important observation made here was that some potentially useful numerical models could not be recommended for usage to the RAN as they required parameters which were too difficult to acquire.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography