Two Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modelling of Northern Bay of Bengal Coastal Waters


Mathematical models have advancement to a point where they are considered to be an effective tool for simulating natural phenomena in coastal regions. This paper discusses the development of Bay of Bengal Model (BoBM), updating of the model with the recent bathymetry and shore line of islands and coastline and upgrading from rectangular grid to finer size of mesh grids by using latest version of MIKE21 FM modeling system. This model is very useful for the hydrodynamic study in the coastal region of Bangladesh. The article also presents the model set-up, boundary conditions and few calibration results of the model. The model applications clearly show the variation of the flow structure, their speed and direction separately for monsoon and dry season around the model area which covers the northern part of Bay of Bengal.

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Uddin, M. , Alam, J. , Khan, Z. , Jahid Hasan, G. and Rahman, T. (2014) Two Dimensional Hydrodynamic Modelling of Northern Bay of Bengal Coastal Waters. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 3, 140-151. doi: 10.4236/cweee.2014.34015.

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