A three-dimensional simulation of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Part III: salt flux analyses.

L. Y. Oey, G. L. Mellor, R. I. Hires, R. I. Hires

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Abstract

Part III of this three part series compares salt flux calculations, based on field data, with model results. Considers three cross sections, and discusses salt flux decomposition and the problems in determining the averaging period T. Mechanisms for salt transport are described, and physical processes correlated with terms occurring in salt flux decomposition. Compares computed values for salt flux decomposition with observed values. The tidal trapping term typically displays large subtidal variations. Conclusions emphasize the finding that analyses of salt dispersion processes based on short time series are not reliable. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711-1720
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physical Oceanography
Volume15
Issue number12 , Dec. 1985
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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