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HYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATION OF THE UPPER POTOMAC ESTUARY.

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Abstract

Hydrodynamics of the upper extent of the Potomac Estuary between Indian Head and Morgantown, Md. , are simulated using a two-dimensional model. The model computes water-surface elevations and depth-averaged velocities by numerically integrating finite-difference forms of the equations of mass and momentum conservation using the alternating direction implicit method. The fundamental, non-linear, unsteady-flow equations, upon which the model is formulated, include additional terms to account for Coriolis acceleration and meteorological influences. Preliminary model/prototype data comparisons show agreement to within 9% for tidal flow volumes and phase differences within the measured-data-recording interval. Use of the model to investigate the hydrodynamics and certain aspects of transport within this Potomac Estuary reach is demonstrated. Refs.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
HYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATION OF THE UPPER POTOMAC ESTUARY.
ISBN:
0872625451
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, USA
First page:
1572
Last page:
1581
Number of Pages:
10
Conference Title:
Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution, Proceedings of the Conference.
Conference Location:
Long Beach, CA, USA