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A baroclinic three dimensional numerical model applied to coastal Lagoons

Balas, L
Ozhan, E
An implicit barochnic unsteady three-dimensional model (HIDROTAM3) which consists of hydrodynamic, transport and turbulence model components, has been implemented to two real coastal water bodies namely, Oludeniz Lagoon located at the Mediterranean coast and Bodrum Bay located at the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. M2 tide is the dominant tidal constituent for the coastal areas. The flow patterns in the coastal areas are mainly driven by the wind force. Model predictions are highly encouraging and provide favorable results.