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Mixing in Estuaries and Coastal Seas

Mixing in Estuaries and Coastal Seas

Charitha Pattiaratch (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66522-0

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

516 pages

Select type: O-Book


Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 50.

Continental shelves, coastal seas and estuaries contain many valuable resources for economic, social, tourist and recreational activity. The majority of the world's largest cities are located on the coastline. For example, 86% of the total Australian population is located in the coastal zone. Almost 75% of the global harvest of fisheries comes from coastal areas. However, it is also the region into which anthropogenic wastes are discharged, leading to degradation of the environment. As we become more aware of the consequences of these discharges, and develop new management strategies to avoid detrimental effects in estuaries and coastal regions, it is clear that an understanding of mixing processes plays a very important role in dispersion of introduced contaminants.

This volume consists of 30 papers, each dealing with different aspects of mixing processes in the marine environment. The following topics are covered: inner continental shelf processes, shelf?]estuary interactions, estuarine processes, sediment transport processes, ocean outfalls, and theoretical studies. The majority of the papers include results of field experiments with some degree of integration with numerical and/or analytical models. A wide variety of environments from different countries are presented. These include micro?] and macro?]tidal environments, areas influenced by major oceanic current systems, enclosed and semi?]enclosed embayments, and mangrove environments.



1 Introduction
C. Pattiaratchi 1


2 The Response of Stratified Shelf Waters to the Leeuwin Current and
Wind Forcing: Winter Observations off Perth, Western Australia
D. Mills, N. D'Adamo, A. Wyllie and A. Pearce 5

3 Measurements  f the Wave, Current and Sea Level Dynamics of an Exposed Coastal Site
K. Black, M. Rosenberg, G. Symonds, R. Simons, C. Pattiaratchi, and P. Nielsen  29

4 The Lagrangian Barycentric Method to Compute 2D and 3D Long Term Dispersion in Tidal Environments
J. C. Salomon, P. Garreau and M. Breton  59

5 Modelling Oil Slick Trajectories in Spencer Gulf, South Australia
P. J. Bills, D. W. F. Standingford and B. J. Noye  77

6 Tide-Induced Residual Currents Generated by the Stokes Layer in the Rotating Tidal Basin
H. Yasuda 95

7 Wave and Dispersion Studies in Shallow Water Using Side-Scan Sonar
S. A. Thorpe, A. Graham and A. Hall 110

8 Detailed Cross-Frontal Structure of a Tidal Front in the Kii Channel, Japan
T. Yanagi, T. Yamamoto, T. Ishimaru and T. Saino 135


9 A Field Investigationo f Water ExchangeB etweena Small Coastal Embayment and an Adjacent Shelf
P. E. Holloway  145

10 A Note on the Influence of a Deep Ship Channel on Estuarine-Shelf
Exchange in a Broad, Shallow Estuary
W. W. Schroeder, J. R. Pennock and W. J. Wiseman Jr.  159

11 Tidal and Low Frequency Flushing of a Coastal Lagoon Using a Flexible Grid Model
N. P. Smith 171

12 Circulation and Transport in Sarasota Bay, Florida: The Effect of
Tidal Inlets on Estuarine Circulation and Flushing Quality
Y. P. Sheng, S. Peene and E. Yassuda  184


13 Internal Tidal Asymmetry in Channel Flows: Origins and Consequences
D. A. Jay and J. D. Musiak 211

14 Relative Contributions of Interfacial and Bed Generated Mixing to the Estuarine Energy Balance
R. E. Lewis 250

15 Short Salt Wedges and the Limit of No Salt Wedge
J. B. Hinwood  267

16 A Spring-Neap Flushing Box Model
Z. Z. Ibrahim  278

17 Studies on Transport Times and Water Quality in the Weser Estuary (Germany)
I. Grabemann, H. Kiihle, B. Kunze, and A. Miiller  291


18 Modelling Suspended Sediment Dynamics in Tidally Stirred and
Periodically Stratified Waters: Progress and Pitfalls
S. E. Jones, C. F. Jago and J. H. Simpson  302

19 Bottom Friction Reduction in Turbid Estuaries
B. King and E. Wolanski  325

20 Tidal Dynamics and Sediment Transport in a Shallow Macrotidal Estuary
G. Lessa  338

21 Net Transport of Fine Sediment in a Homogeneous Tidal Channel
J. van de Kreeke  361

22 Seasonal Variability of Mobile Mud Deposits in the Tamar Estuary
R. J. Uncles, M. L. Barton and J. A. Stephens  374

23 Dry Season Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in a Mangrove Creek
P. Larcombe and P. V. Ridd  388

24 Uniform Bottom Shear Stress and Equilibrium Hyposometry of Intertidal Flats
C. T. Friedrichs and D. G. Aubrey  405


25 Dispersion of Effluent from Sydney's New Deepwater Outfalls. Part 1: Ocean processes
R. S. Lee and T. R. Pritchard  430

26 Dispersion of Effluent from Sydney's New Deepwater Outfalls. Part 2:
Observations of Plume Behaviour: Winter and Summer Examples
T. R. Pritchard, R. S. Lee and A. Davison 439

27 Monte Carlo Simulation of Sydney Deepwater Outfalls
T. Webb and D. Cox 453

28 Study of Thermal Discharge with Satellite and Airborne Data
S. Onishi 467


29 Distortion and Dispersion: Dilution of Solutes in Coastal Waters
R. Smith  479

30 Capillarity Correction to Periodic Solutions of the Shallow Flow Approximation
D. A. Barry, S. J. Barry and J.-Y. Parlange  496