MODEL OF BIVALVE ON/OFFSHORE MOVEMENT BY WAVES

Hisame Kuwahara, Junya Higano

Abstract


This study aimed to develop a numerical method of calculating bivalve movement by waves, and to consider the validity of this model with comparison between the calculated distribution of bivalves and real sampled data. The distribution of bivalves calculated by this numerical method coincided well with the real sampled data. This numerical method can predict the difference of distribution according to shell length, specific gravity of bivalve, shape of bivalves and so on. Thus, this method will be able to explain the mechanism of zonation of bivalves.

Keywords


wave model; bivalve on/offshore movement

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