A Three-Dimensional Circulation Model for Chesapeake Bay

  • Raymond Walton
  • Robert P. Shubinski
  • John A. Aldrich
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As part of EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, a three-dimensional model has been developed to simulate the circulation in Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries. Known as the Chesapeake Bay Circulation Model (CBCM), it was developed as a management tool, and was designed to be flexible and to interlink in the future with water quality, sedimentation, and perhaps ecosystem models of the Bay.


Storm Surge Shallow Water Equation Spurious Oscillation Polar Problem Hydraulics Division 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond Walton
    • 1
  • Robert P. Shubinski
    • 1
  • John A. Aldrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Water Resources DivisionCamp Dresser & McKeeAnnandaleUSA

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