Some Considerations in Model and Field Data Selection for Circulation Studies of the James River Estuary

by J. M. Hamrick, Virginia Inst of Marine Science, United States,
A. Y. Kuo, Virginia Inst of Marine Science, United States,
G. M. Sisson, Virginia Inst of Marine Science, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling

Abstract: The major features of the circulation of the lower James River estuary are presented. The capabilities of numerical hydrodynamic models in reproducing these features are discussed, leading to the conclusion that a three dimensional intratidal model of flow and salinity transport is necessary. The design of a field data collection program for model calibration and verification is discussed. Methodologies for analysis of the field data and its use in model calibration are also presented.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Field tests | Hydrologic models | Model analysis | Mathematical models | Rivers and streams | Numerical models | Three-dimensional models

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