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Implementation of a hydrodynamic model for the upper Potomac Estuary

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Abstract

A vertically integrated, two-dimensional hydrodynamic/transport model has been implemented for the upper extent of the Potomac Estuary between Indian Head and Morgantown, Md. The model computes water-surface elevations, flow velocities, and time-varying constituent concentrations by numerically integrating finite-difference forms of the equations of mass and momentum conservation in conjunction with transport equations for heat, salt, and dissolved constituents. Previous, preliminary calibration efforts have been extended and validity of the model implementation improved. Field-measured and model-computed water levels compare within ?? 2 cm and maximum computed flood and ebb flow discharges are within 3% of measured values. Indications are that further improvements can be effected.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Implementation of a hydrodynamic model for the upper Potomac Estuary
ISBN:
0872627195
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
484
Last page:
492
Number of Pages:
9
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1989 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Conference Location:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Conference Date:
14 August 1989 through 18 August 1989