Modeling Circulation in Los Angeles-Long Beach Harborsby S. Rao Vemulakonda, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,
H. Lee Butler, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, United States,
Abstract: A three-dimensional hydrodynamic model was applied to Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors to determine tide- and wind-induced circulation. The model was calibrated and verified successfully with field data collected in 1987. Model results were used to drive a separate water quality model. As a demonstration of model use, the impact of a plan condition on harbor hydrodynamics was examined.
Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Hydrologic models | Beaches | Three-dimensional models | Mathematical models | Water quality | Water circulation | Hydrodynamics | Tides | North America | California | Los Angeles | United States
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