Model Trajectory Simulation for the Behavior of the Namgang Dam Water in the Kangjin Bay, South Sea, Korea

남해 강진만에서 남강댐 방류수의 거동 특성 및 체류시간 추정

Jung, Kwang-Young;Ro, Young-Jae;Kim, Baek-Jin;Park, Kwang-Soon

  • Received : 2012.01.10
  • Accepted : 2012.02.28
  • Published : 2012.04.30


A Lagrangian particle tracking model coupled with the ECOM3D were used to study on the behavior of fresh water released from the Namgang Dam in terms of residence time in Kangjin Bay, South Sea, Korea. Model was calibrated until skill cores for elevation, velocity, temperature and salinity are satisfied over 85%. In the numerical simulation, particles were released in 1 hour time interval from the northern boundary. The different patterns of particle trajectory are identified under the varying dynamics from tidal to density-driven current. The average residence time of total particles are approximately 65.9 hours in the entire Kangjin Bay. The average residence time were increased from 55~65 to 70~80 hours during maximum discharge period. Discharge rate of fresh water and average residence time in the Kangjin Bay is high correlated with correlation coefficient over 0.81.


numerical model;Lagrangian particle tracking;Kangjin Bay;Namgang Dam;average residence time


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