Simulation of the Discharge of Brackish Waters from the Dardanelles into the North Aegean

Aristeidis Konidaris, Anastasios Georgoulas, Panagiotis Angelidis, Nikolaos Kotsovinos

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Abstract

Nowadays, one of the most important sources of pollution for the North Aegean Sea is the water inflow from the Dardanelles straits and by extension from the Black Sea. The main aim of the current work is the study of the surface buoyant plume that is formed from the discharge of the brackish waters from the Dardanelles into the North Aegean Sea taking into account the effect of the Coriolis force in the root and dispersion pattern of the proposed plume. The study is carried out using both an experimental and a numerical model. For the experimental work a physical model of the North Aegean Sea constructed in a rotating tank is used and the experiments are carried out following the method of Flow Visualization. A comparison is made with properly processed satellite data in order to validate the experimental results. The numerical simulation of the proposed phenomenon is carried out using the ELCOM hydrodynamic model. From the comparison of the experimental, satellite and numerical data, it is concluded that the North Aegean Sea, is highly influenced by the Dardanelles outflow.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth
Place of PublicationMytilene, Greece
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2008
EventStudying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth - University of Aegean, Mytilene, Greece
Duration: 6 Jun 2008 → …

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ConferenceStudying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth
Period6/06/08 → …

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    Konidaris, A., Georgoulas, A., Angelidis, P., & Kotsovinos, N. (2008). Simulation of the Discharge of Brackish Waters from the Dardanelles into the North Aegean. In Studying, Modeling and Sense Making of Planet Earth (pp. 1-8). http://www.geo.aegean.gr/earth-conference2008/papers/papers/B02ID130.pdf