Tidal Characteristics of Two Estuaries in Florida

by William B. Stelzenmuller,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 3, Pg. 25-36

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Although the Waccasassa and Fenholloway River estuaries are superficially similar, there are differences in their mixing characteristics resulting from steepness of gradients and exposure to winds and the tidal front. Wind effects are especially important in the shallow waters of the Florida West Coast. Determination of mean velocity variation in such streams can be readily effected by a process of cubature, provided that good tidal records are available at a few key points between the mouth and the head of the estuary.

Subject Headings: Tides | Estuaries | Wind engineering | Rivers and streams | Sea water | Fluid velocity | Shallow water | North America | Florida | United States

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