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The Fluid Mechanical Problem of Fjord Circulations

  • Robert R. Long
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Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 4)

Abstract

There are too many theoretical aspects of fluid mechanical research on fjords and estuaries to treat all of them in a single paper even if, contrary to present circumstances, the author could claim overall competence. So, we will treat in some detail the single topic of classical estuarine circulations in which, on the average, low-salinity water, originating from run-off, flows out to sea over salty water moving slowly into the estuary. There are many associated physical considerations but the basic mathematical problem is to solve the set of equations of conservation of momentum, salt and volume together with boundary conditions to yield the mean velocity and density distributions.

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Mixed Layer Interna1 Wave Reynolds Stress Richardson Number Hydraulic Jump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert R. Long
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  1. 1.Department of Earth & Planetary SciencesThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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