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

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Edited by: 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.

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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
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Pacific Regional Director's Office
First page 551
Last page 564
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
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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