Volume and surface area changes in estuaries and tidal inlets

Volume and surface area changes in estuaries and tidal inlets.
Townend, I.H.and Bing Wang, Z. and Spearman, J. and Wright, A.
In: ICCE 2008 (31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering), 31 Aug - 5 Sept 2008, Hamburg, Germany. (2008)

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Abstract:In models such as ASMITA, equilibrium concepts are used within a mass balance framework to provide a goal for the system evolution in response to some perturbation. To-date this approach has assumed a model domain of fixed extent (in plan) and represented the changes in volume over time. Here we introduce the plan area as an additional free parameter. The motivation is to represent the response of estuaries and inlets as mobile features of the landscape within a terrestrial frame of reference and over relatively long time scales. The importance attached to estuarine habitats also creates a requirement to be able to predict how the spatial extent of such habitats changes over time.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Maritime > General
Maritime > Estuary management
Coasts > General
ID Code:262
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009 14:47
Last Modified:19 Jul 2017 07:51

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