Modeling the Impact of Sea Level Rise in Delaware Bay

by K. W. Kim,
B. H. Johnson,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


A three-dimensional model of the Delaware Bay has been employed to provide insight on the impact of a 1.0 ft (0.304 in) sea level rise on salinity conditions in Delaware Bay. Model results show that salinity in the mid-bay would be increased by about 0.2–0.4 ppt under 1965 drought conditions. However, due to uncertainty in the elevation boundary condition at Annapolis, MD these results should be viewed with caution.

Subject Headings: Three-dimensional models | Bays | Sea level | Salinity | Droughts | Uncertainty principles | Boundary conditions | Water shortage | Delaware | United States

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