Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of Tidal Circulation and Salinity Transport in James River Estuary

by Y. Peter Sheng, Univ of Florida, United States,
Jei-Kook Choi, Univ of Florida, United States,
Albert Y. Kuo, Univ of Florida, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling


Tidal circulation and salinity transport in the James River and Hampton Roads estuarine system has been simulated using a three-dimensional curvilinear-grid hydrodynamic model, CH3D, developed by Y.P. Sheng. Results of a 29-day model simulation are compared with data collected by VIMS in terms of tidal constituents at selected locations, currents at James River bridge, longitudinal salinity distribution, and residual tidal circulation patterns.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Numerical models | Hydrologic models | Tides | Water circulation | Salinity | Rivers and streams | Estuaries

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