An Ongoing Investigation of Residual Suspended Material Transport in Central San Francisco Bay, CA

by A. M. Teeter, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,
L. M. Hauck, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A study of suspended material transport in San Francisco Bay, California, is presently underway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This paper describes preliminary numerical model and prototype data collection results, and the computation of suspended material fluxes. Thus far, one field survey has been performed. Vertically averaged, finite-element numerical hydrodynamic and transport models have been applied. Preliminary indications are that suspended material transport rate and direction through the central bay area can be highly variable during summer low freshwater inflow conditions.

Subject Headings: Material properties | Sediment transport | Transport rates | Fluid flow | Numerical models | Suspended sediment | Federal government | Computer models | United States | California

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