Tidal Salinity and Temperature
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.