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Hydrodynamic modelling in inshore reef area within Kuantan coastal region

Hanapiah, Muhammad Faiz and Saad, Shahbudin and Ahmad, Zuhairi (2020) Hydrodynamic modelling in inshore reef area within Kuantan coastal region. Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS), 4 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2521-0912 E-ISSN 2521-0513

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Current circulation provides major transport mechanism especially for benthic organism in the ocean. The present study described current circulation in inshore reef area within Kuantan coastal region by applying a numerical modelling of MIKE 21 Flow Model FM software. Model simulation produced good outcomes when compared with field data measurement with root mean square error (RMSE) for surface elevation, current speed and direction were below 20. Results also clearly indicated that current speed in inshore reef area was highly correlated with local tidal pattern in which higher flow speed were observed during high tides compared to low tide. Contrary to previous belief, our results clearly show the prevalence of tidal forcing in shaping current flow pattern in the study area since the impact of wind forcing was minimal during different monsoon seasons. This study gave new insight into how local tidal properties can regulate hydrodynamic pattern especially in fine-scale inshore reef area.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5605/79521
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inshore reef, MIKE 21, Hydrodynamic, Tidal forcing, Kuantan coastal region.
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr. Zuhairi Ahmad
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2020 14:29
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2020 14:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79521

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