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) Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta
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