Numerical Study on River Plumes on a Southern Hemisphere Coast

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Title Numerical Study on River Plumes on a Southern Hemisphere Coast
Author Yu, Yingying; Zhang, Hong; Lemckert, Charles James
Publication Title Proceedings of the Twentieth (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Editor Jin S. Chung, Raghavan Ayer, Simon Prinsenberg, Seok Won Hong, Ivar Langen
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Cupertino, California, USA
Publisher International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Abstract Coastal rivers often generate buoyant plumes at their mouth following high inflow rate events. This coastal water, especially in flooding season, collects freshwater runoff with a large number of sediments, which significantly affects the environment of the continent shelf. In the present study, the dynamics of a plume on a Southern Hemisphere coast has been studied using a 3D hydrodynamic model. It is found that a seaward bulge forms and tends to move leftwards. Based on the results of modeling simulations, the plume under relative small coastal current is classified as subcritical. And plume size increases in proportion to river discharge.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.isope.org/conferences/conferences.htm
ISBN 978-1–880653–77-7
Conference name Twentieth (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Location Beijing, China
Date From 2010-06-20
Date To 2010-06-25
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36761
Date Accessioned 2011-01-27
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering Modelling
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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