Accession Number ADA562756
Title Bathymetric Control of Front Generation in a Tidal River.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author C. A. Blain P. McKay R. Mied
Abstract A persistent tidal front is observed on ebb tide in the vicinity of the Nanjemoy Creek diversion on the Potomac River in Maryland. This front forms along the boundary between the creek water mass and the main river water ma ss and is evidence of low lateral mixing in the area of the front. An accurate numerical model of the river-creek geometry is able to reproduce this feature using realistic tidal and river forcing. Further investigation with an idealized model shows the importance of downstream (ebb) mudflats and shoals in generating this persistent flow structure.
Keywords Bathymetry
Control
Flow
Fronts(Oceanography)
Hydrodynamics
Mathematical models
Models
Nanjemoy creek(Maryland)
Potomac river
Rivers
Shallow water
Streams
Tides
Water
Water flow
Water masses


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 48G - Hydrology & Limnology
46B - Fluid Mechanics
Corporate Author Naval Research Lab., Stennis Space Center, MS. Oceanography Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference proceedings.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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