Mathematical Modelling of Tides and Estuarine Circulation

Mathematical Modelling of Tides and Estuarine Circulation

Author(s): P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty, J.A. Stronach

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9783540968979

Online ISBN: 9781118669167

DOI: 10.1029/LN030

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series, Volume 30.

Of the few major ports on the western seaboard of North America, two are located on the extensive complex of waters contained between Vancouver Island and the mainland coasts of British Columbia and the State of Washington. Prolific in marine life and supporting major fisheries, the importance of these waters is presently being enhanced by extensive developments in aquaculture. Increases in the discharge of domestic and industrial effluents and in the density of marine traffic, both commercial and recreational, emphasize the need for a quantitative understanding of the basic circulation and predictive capability with respect to major contingencies likely to occur. This work attempts a broad overview ranging from tidal and estuarine circulation, including the dynamical simulation of a major river plume and influences propagating in from the open boundaries, to the effects of storm surges and tsunamis.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–44)

      P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty and J.A. Stronach

    1. Chapter 2

      Field Observations (pages 45–50)

      P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty and J.A. Stronach

  1. Barotropic Models

    1. Chapter 8

      Normal Modes (pages 167–177)

      P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty and J.A. Stronach

    1. Chapter 9

      Storm Surges (pages 178–186)

      P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty and J.A. Stronach

    1. Chapter 10

      Tsunamis (pages 187–202)

      P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty and J.A. Stronach

  2. Baroclinic Models

    1. Chapter 14

      Concluding Discussion (pages 432–445)

      P.B. Crean, T.S. Murty and J.A. Stronach

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