Hydrodynamic Modeling of Shallow Lagoons and Lakes

by Y. Peter Sheng, Univ of Florida, United States,
Yuming Liu, Univ of Florida, United States,
Steve Peene, Univ of Florida, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Soil Properties Evaluation from Centrifugal Models and Field Performance


There exist many shallow lagoons and lakes in Florida. With an average depth of 3 meters or less, circulation and transport within these water bodies are significantly influenced by the wind forcing. This paper discusses aspects of the circulation dynamics in (1) Choctawhatchee Bay, a small shallow bay in northwest Florida, (2) Indian River Lagoon, an elongated shallow lagoon along the Atlantic coast, and (3) Lake Okeechobee, a large shallow lake in south Florida.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Lagoons | Shallow water | Hydrodynamics | Hydrologic models | Water circulation | Bays | Water resources | Florida | United States

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