2-D Particle Tracking Model for Estuary Mixing

by K. Nadia Dimou, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, United States,
E. Eric Adams, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling


This paper presents the development and analysis of a 2-D particle tracking or random walk model for the simulation of transport in vertically well-mixed estuaries. The model was tested by comparing simulated concentrations and residence times with corresponding analytical solutions for a one-dimensional estuary. Excellent agreement was obtained. The model is also being applied to predict larval entrainment effects resulting from operation of a coastal power plant.

Subject Headings: Two-dimensional models | Particles | Tracking | Estuaries | Simulation models | Two-dimensional analysis | Hydrologic models | Hydro power

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