Mixing Processes in the Dangava River Estuary

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by B. Hakansson,
E. Zaharchenko,
H. B. Wittgren,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: The aim of this report is to present main changes in the hydrology of the Daugava River estuary after its natural water flow became regulated and to present a simple physical model of mixing and circulation in a strongly stratified river estuary. The Daugava River is one of the main rivers in the Gulf of Riga drainage basin covering the Baltic countries. The yearly runoff in Daugava averages 800 m³/s with peaks larger than 3,000 m³/s in spring.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Estuaries | Hydrologic models | Water circulation | Drainage basins | Regulated flow | River flow | Gulf of Riga | Europe | Baltic states

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