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Mathematical Modelling of Estuarine Physics: Proceedings of an International Symposium Held at the German Hydrographic Institute Hamburg, August 24 - 26, 1978

Mathematical Modelling of Estuarine Physics: Proceedings of an International Symposium Held at the German Hydrographic Institute Hamburg, August 24 - 26, 1978

J. Sündermann (Editor), K.-P. Holz (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66907-5

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

265 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series, Volume 1.

Numerical simulations are in world wide use for the investigation of hydro- and thermodynamic processes in natural waters. In spite of the fact that great achievements have been brought about in this field, numerous questions still remain unanswered, with respect to fundamental formulations as well as to methods of solution. One of the principal objectives of research in our days is the verification of numerical models. The Symposium on "Mathematical Modelling in Estuarine Physics" was held at Hamburg, Aug. 24 – 26, 1978, with the objective of formulating the present standing of research work and of the most important problems in this field. Aspects of physical oceanography and of coastal engineering were to be considered. Estuarine physics were a suitable topic as both disciplines have many points in common there.

1. Basic formulations and algorithms

1.1 Basic hydrodynamics and thermodynamics
W. KRAUSS 1

1.2 Mathematical modelling of turbulence in estuaries
W. RODI 14

1.3 Fundamental principles for numerical modelling
M.B. ABBOTT 27

1.4 Application of finite-difference methods to estuary problems
C.B. VREUGDENHIL 32

1.5 Finite elements, a flexible tool for modelling estuarine processes,
K.-P. HOLZ 50

1.6. Mathematical modelling of fluid flow using the boundary element method,
C.A. BREBBIA and L.C. WROBEL 62

1.7 Spectral method for the numerical solution of the threedimensional hydrodynamic equations for tides and surges
N.S. HEAPS 75

1.8 On the formation of salt wedges in estuaries
E. MAIER-REIMER 91

2. Tides and storm surges

2.1 On currents in the German Bight
J. BACKHAUS 102

2.2 Tide-induced residual flow
J. VAN DE KREEKE 133

2.3 Simulation of tidal river dynamics
K.-P. HOLZ 144

2.4 Analysis of tide and current meter data for model verification
J.D. WANG 156

2.5 Mathematical modelling of tidal flats: a few remarks
H. HOLSTERS 171

2.6 On storm surge phenomena
M. LASKA 177

2.7 Meteorological problems associated with numerical storm surge prediction,
E. ROECKNER 192

3. Baroclinic motions and transport processes

3.1 A coastal ocean numerical model
A.F. BLUMBERG and G.L. MELLOR 202

3.2 Modelling and verification of circulation in an arctic barrier island lagoon system - an ecosystem process study
J.B. MATTHEWS 219

3.3 Salinity intrusion models
K. FISCHER 231

3.4 A point of view: Physical processes on the continental shelf and their implications for numerical circulation models
Ch. N.K. MOOERS 241

3.5 Observations of continental shelf circulations and their relation to model verification and application,
B. MAGNELL 244

3.6 Mathematical models of sediment transport in canalised estuaries
J.G. RODGER 246

3.7 Numerical modelling of sediment transport in coastal waters
J. SUNDERMANN and W. PULS 252