Effects of Wind on Circulation in Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbors

by William C. Seabergh, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
S. Rao Vemulakonda, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling

Abstract:

A three-dimensional hydrodynamic model was applied previously (Vemulakonda and Butler 1989) 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. In this follow-up paper, the effects of wind on circulation in the harbors are examined by simulating three different wind scenarios as well as a `no wind' case. Results indicate the effects of wind can be significant.



Subject Headings: Wind engineering | Water circulation | Three-dimensional models | Ports and harbors | Tides | Beaches | Hydrodynamics | Data processing | Washington | United States | North America

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