Analytical approach for predicting fresh water discharge in an estuary based on tidal water level observations

@inproceedings{Cai2014AnalyticalAF,
  title={Analytical approach for predicting fresh water discharge in an estuary based on tidal water level observations},
  author={Hao Cai and Hubert H. G. Savenije and C. Jiang},
  year={2014}
}
As the tidal wave propagates into an estuary, the tidally averaged water level tends to rise in landward direction due to the density difference between saline and fresh water and the asymmetry of the friction. The effect of friction on the residual slope is even more remarkable when accounting for fresh water discharge. In this study, we investigate the influence of river discharge on tidal wave propagation in the Yangtze estuary with specific attention to residual water level slope. This is… CONTINUE READING

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