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Salinity and Tides in Alluvial Estuariesby H.H.G. Savenije
Synopses & Reviews
"This book is a valuable theoretical resource for graduate students specialising in estuary processes and for researchers in related disciplines. It is also a useful guide for practitioners and consultants with its wide range of analytical equations, describing hydraulic, mixing and salt intrusion processes in estuaries."--BOOK JACKET.
The book describes an integrated theory that links estuary shape to tidal hydraulics, tidal mixing and salt intrusion. The shape of an alluvial estuary is characterised by exponentially varying width and the absence of bottom slope. This topography is clo
Table of Contents
Importance of estuaries to mankind — Classification of estuaries — Estuary numbers — Alluvial estuaries and their characteristics — What will follow — Hydraulic equations — The shape of alluvial estuaries — Relating tide to shape — Tidal movement and amplification — Tidal wave propagation — Effect of river discharge and other higher order effects on tidal damping — The influence of climate change and human interference on estuaries — Types of mixing, their relative importance, and interaction — Gravitational circulation — Mixing by the tide — Residual circulation through flood and ebb channels — The decomposition method and why it is not very useful — Longitudinal effective dispersion — Van den Burgh's equation — General equation for longitudinal dispersion — Types of salt intrusion and shapes of salt intrusion curves — Salt balance equations — Influence of rainfall and evaporation — Time scales and conditions for steady state — Predictive model for steady state — Unsteady state model — Hypersaline estuaries — Concluding remarks.
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