The accumulation process of the blooming plankton Peridinium bipes was studied in this paper using a mathematical model based on a horizontal one-dimensional multi-layered flow model coupled with a vertical migration model of the Peridinium bipes community. The estimated accumulation process consisted of three processes: upward swimming and dispersion of Peridinium bipes cells, advection of the cells with the countercurrent of surface water, and entrainment and effluent of the cells with the plunging flow of inflow river water. The numerical analysis has revealed that the accumulation process helps Peridinium bipes to avoid hydraulic washout and it contributes to a contributes to a concentration of Peridinium bipes cells on the upper side of the reservoir.
Mathematical simulation on accumulation process of a blooming plankton Peridinium bipes (Dinophyceae) in a dam reservoir
N. Kishimoto, I. Somiya, Y. Ohnishi, T. Nakamura; Mathematical simulation on accumulation process of a blooming plankton Peridinium bipes (Dinophyceae) in a dam reservoir. Water Supply 1 March 2001; 1 (2): 37–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2001.0019
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