Tides in a System of Connected Estuaries

  title={Tides in a System of Connected Estuaries},
  author={Amy F. Waterhouse and arnoldo valle-levinson},
The spatial structure of tidal amplitude and phase in a simplified system of connected estuaries, an idealized version of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, is analyzed with a linear analytical model. This model includes friction, the earth’s rotation, and variable bathymetry. It is driven at the connection with the ocean by a cooscillating tide. Model results compare well with observations of pressure and currents in a section of the Intracoastal Waterway on the east coast of Florida. The… CONTINUE READING