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The Rhine plume: modelling of physical processes
Ruddick, K.G.; Deleersnijder, E.; Luyten, P.J.; Ozer, J. (1996). The Rhine plume: modelling of physical processes, in: Progress in Belgian Oceanographic Research, workshop (Brussels, January 8-9, 1996). Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 65(1-3): pp. 151-154
In: (1996). Progress in Belgian Oceanographic Research, workshop (Brussels, January 8-9, 1996). Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège, 65(1-3). Société Royale des Sciences de Liège: Liège. 195 pp., more
In: Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Société Royale des Sciences de Liège: Liège. ISSN 0037-9565; e-ISSN 1783-5720, more

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  • Ruddick, K.G.; Deleersnijder, E.; Luyten, P.J.; Ozer, J. (1996). The Rhine plume: modelling of physical processes. Bull. Soc. r. Sci. Liège 65: 151-154, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Inflow > River discharge
    Motion > Fluid motion > Fluid flow > Plumes > River plumes
    Nutrients (mineral)
    Physics > Mechanics > Fluid mechanics > Hydrodynamics
    Pollution
    Stratification > Salinity stratification
    Water quality
    ANE, Netherlands, Meuse estuary [Marine Regions]; ANE, Netherlands, Rhine estuary [Marine Regions]
    Marine; Brackish water

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Abstract
    This study looks at improving the understanding of the hydrodynamics of the Rhine-Meuse plume (the region of the Dutch coastal zone influenced by the discharge of the rivers Rhine and Meuse), thus providing the basis for future water quality models for optimal management of marine resources. The Rhine-Meuse is of ecological importance as the largest river discharging into the North Sea, in terms of both flow rate and the associated fluxes of nutrients and pollutants. We outline the use of a 3D hydrodynamice model to describe and explain a number of physical processes relating to the salinity structure of the Rhine-Meuse plume.

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