An Observational Model of Far-Field Transport

by Raymond Walton, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Jonathan A. French, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


Accurate numerical simulation of the transport and fate of constituents in coastal waters is made difficult by the general inability to adequately specify open-water boundary conditions for the hydrodynamic model. Instead, an observational model may provide sufficient detail to permit sound engineering judgement.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Model accuracy | Hydrologic models | Three-dimensional flow | Mathematical models | Ocean currents | Simulation models | Coastal processes

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