Three‐Dimensional Modeling of Fine Sediment Transport by Waves and Currents in a Shallow Estuary

  title={Three‐Dimensional Modeling of Fine Sediment Transport by Waves and Currents in a Shallow Estuary},
  author={Yi-Ju Chou and K. Nelson and R. Holleman and O. Fringer and M. T. Stacey and J. R. Lacy and S. Monismith and J. Koseff},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • Yi-Ju Chou, K. Nelson, +5 authors J. Koseff
  • Published 2018
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • A suspended sediment transport model is implemented in the unstructured-grid SUNTANS model and applied to study fine-grained sediment transport in South San Francisco Bay. The model enables calculation of suspension of bottom sediment based on combined forcing of tidal currents and wind waves. We show that accurate results can be obtained by employing two-size classes which are representative of microflocs and macroflocs in the Bay. A key finding of the paper is that the critical calibration… CONTINUE READING
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