The Construction of the Transport Submodel

  • P. Ruardij
  • J. W. Baretta
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 71)


In the estuarine environment the transport of material is caused by tidal currents and by fresh water discharge (see Chap. 2). The waters and their dissolved and particulate constituents are continuously mixed and redistributed. The exchange between spatial compartments is caused by two different kinds of transport, closely related to the type of material being transported:
  1. 1.

    Transport of dissolved and suspended material due to diffusion and advection.

  2. 2.

    A tide-induced transport of suspended particulate matter (sediment and biogenic particulates).



Suspended Particulate Matter Tidal Flat Diffusive Transport Suspended Particulate Matter Concentration Tidal Asymmetry 
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  • P. Ruardij
  • J. W. Baretta

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