Salinity Variations in Two Louisiana Estuaries

by J. Wiseman, Jr., Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, United States,
Masamichi Inoue, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: Salinity variations, on a variety of time scales, are described for two shallow bar-built estuaries of the Louisiana coast. Tidal, sub-tidal, and seasonal scale variations are important in both estuaries, but the response to similar forcing in these neighboring estuaries is significantly different because of the local morphology and site of major boundary salinity variation - the head of the estuary or the coastal ocean.

Subject Headings: Estuaries | Salinity | Tides | Ocean engineering | Bars (structure) | Domain boundary | Seasonal variations | North America | Louisiana | United States

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