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… Expand

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