publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Importance of Advection by Tides

Xiaoyan Wei; George P. Schramkowski; Henk M. Schuttelaars;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2016
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>Understanding salt dynamics is important to adequately model salt intrusion, baroclinic forcing, and sediment transport. In this paper, the importance of the residual salt transport due to tidal advection in well-mixed tidal estuaries is studied. The water motion is resolved in a consistent way with a width-averaged analytical model, coupled to an advection–diffusion equation describing the salt dynamics. The residual salt balance obtained from the coupled model shows that the seaward salt transport driven by river discharge is balanced by the landward salt transport due to tidal advection and horizontal diffusion. It is...
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arXiv: Physics::GeophysicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
free text keywords: Circulation/ Dynamics, Buoyancy, Diffusion, Fluxes, Mass fluxes/transport, Mixing, Shallow-water equations, Oceanography, Discharge, Diffusion process, Geology, Atmospheric sciences, Shallow water equations, Advection, Sediment transport, Baroclinity, Forcing (mathematics), engineering.material, engineering
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