Use of Models in Resolving Tidal Problems

by Henry B. Simmons,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pg. 125-146

Document Type: Journal Paper


A comprehensive hydraulic model of the Delaware Estuary is described, along with the adjustment and verification of the model. Also described are a number of uses made of the model that were not contemplated when the model was designed and constructed. These include, but are not limited to, studies of factors affecting saltwater intrusion; definition of flushing characteristics of the estuary; design of new navigation facilities; improved methods for waste disposal; the need for rehabilitating existing dikes; and the effects of reservoir operation on salt water intrusion.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic models | Tides | Estuaries | Salt water intrusion | Hydrologic models | Verification | Terminology and definition | Flushing | Delaware | United States

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