Effect of Atmospheric Forcing on Tide Propagation

by J. H. Trowbridge, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA,
K. C. Wong, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


This paper presents computations and observations indicating that nonlinear interaction with wind waves and subtidal sea level changes can change estuarine motion in the tidal frequency band significantly. The computations are applied to Delaware Bay, which is appropriate as a relatively simple system because of simple geometry, small fresh water inflow, weak vertical structure, and small tidal amplitude.

Subject Headings: Tides | Computing in civil engineering | Wind waves | Nonlinear waves | Ocean waves | Turbulence | Oceanography | Sea level | Delaware | United States

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