3D Numerical Model of the Thermal Interaction Between Sediment Water Atmosphere

Authors
Vitale, Alejandro José; Piccolo, Maria Cintia; Genchi, Sibila Andrea; Delrieux, Claudio Augusto; Perillo, Gerardo Miguel E.
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This paper describes a three-dimensional numerical model of heat flux using finite-difference approximation for the simulation, prediction, and visualization of sediment, water, and air temperature, applied in Villa del Mar saltmarsh, Bahía Blanca Estuary, Argentina. To make this computation, we develop an open-source software tool called Hemera 1.0 which is characterized
by having little complexity and low hardware requirements. The model considers three heat transfer processes, diffusion, convection, and radiation, using bulk aerodynamic formulas as boundary
conditions between the interfaces. The aforementioned model was applied for the month of January 2009. The model reproduced adequately the physical processes of the heat balance and showed an adequate response to changes in the boundary conditions. In addition, according to the model design, meteorological and oceanographic data and some soil properties are the only data
input used for modeling. It is easily adaptable to other environments such us lakes and reservoirs, among others, in order to carry out similar studies.
Fil: Vitale, Alejandro José. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica y de Computadoras; Argentina
Fil: Piccolo, Maria Cintia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur; Argentina
Fil: Genchi, Sibila Andrea. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina
Fil: Delrieux, Claudio Augusto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Ingenieria Electrica y de Computadoras; Argentina
Fil: Perillo, Gerardo Miguel E.. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur; Argentina
Subject
3D NUMERICAL MODEL
FINITE-DIFFERENCE METHOD
HEATFLUX
SEDIMENT
SALTMARSH
HEMERA 1.0 SOFTWARE TOOL
ATMOSPHERE
WATER
Oceanografía, Hidrología, Recursos Hídricos
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/11390