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George Constantinescu, Shinjiro Miyawaki, Bruce Rhoads and Alexander Sukhodolov Numerical analysis of the effect of momentum ratio on the dynamics and sediment-entrainment capacity of coherent flow structures at a stream confluence Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface (2003–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JF002452

Key Points

  • Streamwise oriented vortical cells act as a pump of momentum and mass
  • Cores of streamwise oriented vortical cells are subject to bimodal oscillations
  • Streamwise oriented vortical cells and mixing interface cells control entrainment

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