Tidal-Scale Hydrodynamics within Mangrove Swamps

  title={Tidal-Scale Hydrodynamics within Mangrove Swamps},
  author={Yoshihiro Mazda and Daijiro Kobashi and Satoshi Okada},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
Both the drag force and the horizontal eddy viscosity play a dominant role in the tidal-scale hydrodynamics in mangrove wetlands. Using field observations and basic fluid mechanics laws, the drag coefficient and the coefficient of dynamic eddy viscosity are found to be predictable as a function of the Reynolds Number based on the characteristic length scale of the vegetation. The characteristic length scale of the vegetation varies greatly with vegetation species, vegetation density and tidal… 
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