Chapter 7. Jets, Plumes and Mixing at the Coast

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch7

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Jets, Plumes and Mixing at the Coast, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch7

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574



  • densimetric Froude number;
  • Mississippi outflow;
  • pollutant transport;
  • mixing phenomena - complex, and detailed treatment of the physics involved;
  • seaward deceleration;
  • buoyancy effects;
  • tidal currents;
  • discharge effectiveness index;
  • estuaries - key element in the routeing of sediment from terrestrial drainage basins to the sea;
  • turbidity maximum


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction to mixing phenomena

  • Model of a turbulent axisymmetric jet

  • River outflows

  • Estuaries

  • Further reading

  • References