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Численное моделирование динамики стратифицированного озера

Семин С. В., Куркина О. Е., Куркин А. А., Гиниятуллин А. Р.

 

Purpose: Numerical modeling of internal baroclinic disturbances of different shapes in a model lake with variable depth, analysis of velocity field of wave-induced current, especially in the near-bed layer.

Approach: The study is carried out with the use of numerical full nonlinear nonhydrostatic model for stratified fluid.

Findings: The full nonlinear numerical modeling of internal wave dynamics in a stratified lake is carried out. The calculated distributions of near-bed velocities are analyzed; the significance of 3D effects for the velocity fields is emphasized; the regions of maximal (where internal waves are the main driving factor for sediment resuspension and erosion processes on the bed) and minimal velocities are marked out.

Originality: The results are new and can have practical application for many applied problems, especially ecological and economical, concerned with the processes of propagation of natural and anthropogenic pollutions in natural basins and the investigation of water quality, as well as with influence upon engineering structures and sediment transport.