MODELING TIDE'S INFLUENCE ON SEAWALL'S SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN TROPICAL REGIONS

  • Kuifeng ZHAO
  • Jing YUAN
  • Philip L-F LIU

Abstract

In tropical regions, intense solar radiation on seawall can lead to a high surface temperature, which far exceeds common marine species' tolerable limits. This is a primary reason for low biodiversity on Singapore's seawalls and therefore must be considered in eco-engineering practices. The intertidal zone of a seawall is periodically submerged and cooled by the tidal motion, and therefore can support a local ecosystem. The objective of this research is to establish a predictive model for surface temperature of seawall's intertidal zone and use this model to study how local biodiversity is affected by the occurrence of high temperature.

References

Hawlader (1984). Diffuse, global and extra-terrestrial solar radiation for Singapore. International Journal of Ambient Energy, vol. 5, pp. 31-38.

Loke and Todd (2016). Structural complexity and component type increase intertidal biodiversity independently of area. Ecology, vol. 97, pp. 383-393.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
ZHAO, K., YUAN, J., & LIU, P. L.-F. (2018). MODELING TIDE’S INFLUENCE ON SEAWALL’S SURFACE TEMPERATURE IN TROPICAL REGIONS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), structures.61. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.structures.61