Tidal oscillation of sediment between a river and a bay : a conceptual model

  title={Tidal oscillation of sediment between a river and a bay : a conceptual model},
  author={Neil K. Ganju and David H. Schoellhamer and John C. Warner and M. Barad and S. Geoffrey Schladow},
A conceptual model of fine sediment transport between a river and a bay is proposed, based on observations at two rivers feeding the same bay. The conceptual model consists of river, transitional, and bay regimes. Within the transitional regime, resuspension, advection, and deposition create a mass of sediment that oscillates landward and seaward. While suspended, this sediment mass forms an estuarine turbidity maximum. At slack tides this sediment mass temporarily deposits on the bed, creating… CONTINUE READING


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