River run off on circulation pattern over complex topography

S. X. Liang, M. J. Olascoaga, S. L. Han, G. S. Liu

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Abstract

The circulation pattern is one of important factors for residence time of nutrients and pollutants in waters and river run-off has great effects on coastal and estuarine eco-system. The effects of river runoff on near shore circulation pattern are undertaken with FVCOM over a very complex topography with daily-averaged discharge data. The scope and strength of the river run-off under different discharge are discussed both for surface and bottom layers. The net surface circulation pattern of river is constrained by topography in narrow and coastal areas and affected by other factors in open sea. The net bottom circulation is weaker and in opposite direction to that of surface's in most waters. The river run-off has a delay and baroclinic effect on the circulation pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages1368-1374
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Sep 17 2012
Event22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 22 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period6/17/126/22/12

Keywords

  • Circulation
  • River
  • Run-off

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Liang, S. X., Olascoaga, M. J., Han, S. L., & Liu, G. S. (2012). River run off on circulation pattern over complex topography. In Proceedings of the 22nd (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (pp. 1368-1374). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).