Öğrenci: İzel Akdeniz

Asıl Danışman (Eş Danışmanlı Tezler İçin): Ahmet Cevdet Yalçıner

Eş Danışman: Cüneyt Baykal

Göcek – Fethiye Bay is a unique marine area in Turkey; however, increasing human activities and related pollution affect decrease in the water quality. The water quality can be reserved if there is sufficient amount of water exchange between bays and the offshore region. The coastal morphology and wind driven currents and tidal motion are other important factors facilitate circulation and improve the quality marine environment. Therefore, all factors forcing water exchange should be investigated and the adverse effects (mainly from human activities) should be evaluated by proper methods. This study is specifically concerned with three - dimensional numerical circulation modeling of Göcek and Fethiye Bays. Bathymetric, oceanographic and meteorological site surveys are conducted before setting up the numerical model, MIKE 3 Flow Model Hydrodynamic Module. Monthly and seasonally met – ocean variations on the site was studied by using database available from Turkish State Meteorological Service. The circulation model within the boundaries was set up by applying at least two main directions of current and wind for twelve months with total twenty-four different scenarios. On the basis of the results of this study, the water exchange capacity of Göcek and Fethiye Bays, and investigations on improvements of water exchange and related environmental parameters are performed. Future recommendations for the management perspective on increasing the water quality will be developed.