Finite element solution methods for circulation in estuaries

Edited by: J. P. LaibleC.A. BrebbiaW. Gray, and G. Pinder



In this paper, the shallow water equations are used to approximate the depth-mean circulation in estuaries.  The time scales of the motions can be conveniently divided into three ranges: 1) low-frequency (residual) variations with periods of two days or longer, 2) tidal-frequency variations, and 3) high-frequency variations with periods of an hour or shorter.  The emphasis here will be on the tidal-period variations that are characterized by line spectra and thus allow a harmonic decomposition of the governing equations.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Finite element solution methods for circulation in estuaries
ISBN 978-3-662-11744-6
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Pacific Regional Director's Office
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Finite elements in water resources
First page 587
Last page 596
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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