Regime Equations and Tidal Inlets

by Curtis Mason, Oceanographer; U.S. Army Coastal Engrg. Res. Ctr., Washington, DC,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 3, Pg. 393-397

Document Type: Journal Paper


Selected regime equations for stable channel cross-sectional areas are compared to an empirical relationship for stable tidal inlet areas. Using an equivalent steady discharge to represent the tidal flow, good agreement is exhibited between the most generalized regime and a tidal prism versus area formula. Although the controlling hydraulic conditions in each case are distinctly unique, the agreement appears to be more than fortuitous.

Subject Headings: Tides | Inlets (waterway) | Agreements and treaties | Channel stabilization | Stable channels | Cross sections | Empirical equations | Freight transportation

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