GLVHT Model Verification using Field Data

by John Eric Edinger, J. E. Edinger Associates Inc, Wayne, PA, USA,
Edward M. Buchak, J. E. Edinger Associates Inc, Wayne, PA, USA,
Stephen R. Rives, J. E. Edinger Associates Inc, Wayne, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Abstract: The Generalized, Longitudinal-Vertical Hydrodynamic and Transport model (GLVHT) as developed for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and described in Buchak and Edinger (1984) has been verified using field data from the Bush River estuary (Edinger and Buchak, 1985). Verification has been carried out for temperature, salinity, dye concentration, and velocity observed over extended time periods. The first three constituents are scalar quantities that provide verification of constituent transport but only indirect inferences of the accuracy of the computed velocity field. The velocity field is verified by comparing model results with field data at the tidal and long term meteorological forcing periods using cospectral and coherency tests.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Data processing | Hydrologic models | Verification | Mathematical models | Sediment transport | Salt water | Water resources

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