Three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling of Galveston Bay (impact on oysters)


1992 1992 May 12


Berger RC

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The effects of the enlargement of the Houston Ship Channel through Galveston Bay USA have been evaluated through a series of models and methods. The final model will be linked to an oyster population dynamics model to determine the effect of channel enlargement on the oyster populations of Galveston Bay. The hydrodynamic and salinity regimes, that are the primary input for each subsequent model, are provided by a 3-dimensional finite element program. A description of this model, its verification and the evaluation of the channel enlargement will be presented. The changes in the flow and salinity field associated with the channel enlargement and the lessons learned for this application will be discussed




ASW,USA,Texas,Galveston Bay, channel flow, Channels, Crassostrea virginica, Dredging, Environmental impact, finite element method, hydraulic engineering, models, oyster fisheries, population dynamics, Q1 01442 Population dynamics, Q1 01601 General, Q1 01601 Shellfish culture, Q2 02170 Nearshore dynamics, Q3 01583 Shellfish culture, Q5 01521 Mechanical and natural changes, Salinity, USA, USA,Texas,Houston Ship Channel