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Issues related to modeling the transport of suspended sediments in Northern San Francisco Bay, California

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Spaulding Malcolm L.Bedford KeithBlumberg AlanCheng RalphSwanson Craig

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Abstract

Measurements of suspended sediment concentrations at several deep-channel stations in San Francisco Bay are reviewed. Sediment concentrations are found to be strongly correlated with delta outflow, tidal, and spring/neap variations. However, little to no correlation is observed between wind speed and sediment concentration in the deep channel. A two-dimensional depth-averaged sediment transport model has been developed which includes the effects of tidal and spring-neap variations and wind-generated resuspension. During a period of low delta outflow, the model successfully reproduces field measurements of suspended sediment concentration at a station in San Pablo Bay. The model is found to be most sensitive to critical shear stresses, settling velocity, and the erosion rate constant.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Issues related to modeling the transport of suspended sediments in Northern San Francisco Bay, California
ISBN:
0872629759
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
551
Last page:
564
Number of Pages:
14
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling III
Conference Location:
Oak Brook, IL, USA
Conference Date:
8 September 1993 through 10 September 1993