WIT Press


Structure And Energy Of Turbulence Of Jet Currents In The River Mouths

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM040151

Volume

45

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

361 kb

Author(s)

R. Khanbilvardi, B. Shteinman, V. Khazin & O. Ozkurt

Abstract

The turbulent structure of jet currents in the river mouths is conditioned by a number of specific features related mainly to attenuation of the runoff jet flow with its distance from the mouth, as well as with density stratification, and involvement of the sea/lake water mass in the jet movement. As a result of filed measurements in the Jordan River (Lake Kinneret, Israel) and The Kura River (Caspian Sea) mouths, the following conclusions have been made: The kinetic energy of the forward motion of the river flow is rapidly transforming into the energy of turbulence. In the eddy zones at the jet boundaries, the highest fluctuations of all three-velocity components are observe

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