Numerical study on river plumes on a southern hemisphere coast

Yingying Yu, Hong Zhang, Charles Lemckert

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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

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010
Pages959-962
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010 - Beijing, Beijing, China
Duration: 20 Jun 201025 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period20/06/1025/06/10

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    Yu, Y., Zhang, H., & Lemckert, C. (2010). Numerical study on river plumes on a southern hemisphere coast. In Proceedings of the 20th (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010 (Vol. 1, pp. 959-962)