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A Mathematical Model For Predicting The Flushing Characteristics And Pollution Susceptibility Of Centerport Harbor, New York

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040141

Volume

69

Pages

12

Published

2004

Size

1,192 kb

Author(s)

R.W. Barber & M.J. Wearing

Abstract

This paper describes the development and application of a simplified mathematical model for assessing the flushing characteristics and pollution susceptibility of small, well-mixed tidal basins. The model is based upon a tidal prism approach and uses a novel recursive analytical technique to predict the long-term water quality response of the embayment. Predictions from the analytical formulation are validated against experimental pollution data obtained from laboratory tests on a 1:400 scale physical model of a generic square harbour. The results from the validation tests are very encouraging and demonstrate that the analytical formulation provides a viable method of estimating the water quality response of small tidal embaymen

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