An Idealized Study of the Structure of Long , Partially Mixed Estuaries *

  title={An Idealized Study of the Structure of Long , Partially Mixed Estuaries *},
  author={Robert D. Hetland}
Classic models of estuarine circulation are reexamined using a three-dimensional, primitive equation numerical ocean model. The model is configured using an idealized estuary/shelf domain with rectangular cross section, constant vertical mixing, and steady riverine discharge. Tidal dispersion is neglected, so the analysis does apply to well-mixed estuaries and lagoons. Estuarine scales for the length of steady-state salt intrusion, vertical stratification, and estuarine exchange flow estimated… CONTINUE READING
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