Drag force due to vegetation in mangrove swamps

  title={Drag force due to vegetation in mangrove swamps},
  author={Yoshihiro Mazda and Eric Wolanski and Brian King and Akira Sase and Daisuke Ohtsuka and Michimasa Magi},
  journal={Mangroves and Salt Marshes},
Field studies of tidal flows in largely pristine mangrove swamps suggestthat the momentum equation simplifies to a balance between the water surfaceslope and the drag force. The controlling parameter is the vegetation lengthscale LE, which is a function of the projected area ofmangrove vegetation and the volume of the vegetation. The value ofLE varies greatly with mangrove species and water depth. It isfound that the drag coefficient is related to the Reynolds number Re definedusing LE. The… 
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