Breaking waves and ecosystem dynamics

Hideo Kawarada, Hiroshi Suito

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Abstract

The role of waves at margins of a sandy beach or a tidal flat to sea water for determination of species survival in a coastal ecosystem was found by an environmental study group from Hiroshim University. This means that different kinds of life appear under different habitat conditions such as with waves and without waves, i.e., the wave at the margin constitutes an important factor for determination of species composing coastal ecosystems. Here, we interpret this experimental result by constructing a mathematical model for aeration with close relation to breaking waves and ecosystem dynamics. In this modeling, a phase field model to treat alloys and an optimization method based on genetic algorithms play important roles. The sensor peculiar to benthos combines both of them.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventEuropean Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2004 - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: Jul 24 2004Jul 28 2004

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OtherEuropean Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2004
CountryFinland
CityJyvaskyla
Period7/24/047/28/04

Keywords

  • Ecosystem dynamics
  • Numerical simulation
  • Optimization
  • Porous media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Kawarada, H., & Suito, H. (2004). Breaking waves and ecosystem dynamics. Paper presented at European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2004, Jyvaskyla, Finland.