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Mathematical simulation of pollutant transport in Boston Harbor

Richard F. Kossik
35 pp.

The disposal of municipal and industrial wastes into coastal waters such as Boston Harbor is widespread. The resulting contamination not only diminishes the ability of the area to support recreational activities, but may also seriously restrict commercial fishing and have adverse ecological effects. Programs to clean up these waters and better manage and utilize their resources in the future involve engineering and management decisions which must ultimately be based on a good understanding of the complex physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in the region. The application of an accurate mathematical simulation model, coupled with complementary physical and chemical measurements, can be used to gain this understanding. The present work is multidisciplinary in nature and represents the intial steps of a model calibration and verification study.

type: Technical reports

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