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Modelling water circulation in an estuary and intertidal salt marsh system
Kjerfve, B.; Miranda, L.B.; Wolanski, E. (1991). Modelling water circulation in an estuary and intertidal salt marsh system. Neth. J. Sea Res. 28(3): 141-147
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
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Keyword
    Brackish water

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  • Kjerfve, B.
  • Miranda, L.B.
  • Wolanski, E., more

Abstract
    An implicit numerical model was succesfully used to simulate water circulation in North Inlet, an estuarine system in South California consisting of extensive Spartina alterniflora salt marshes and numerous interconnected tidal creeks. The model allows for grid elements to become flooded as the tide rises. We found that tidal water surface slopes and vegetation density in the salt marsh control tidal currents in the creeks. Sheet flow across the marsh at high stages of the tide generates pronounced current assymetry in the creeks.

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