Three-dimensional shallow-water flow

  • C. B. Vreugdenhil
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 13)


Most of this book is about 2-d shallow-water flows, obtained either by integrating over depth or by splitting into vertical modes. This approach works remarkably well in many cases, even when you would expect significant 3-d effects, such as in wind-driven flows. However, there are many other cases where the 2-d model is not good enough but where the shallow-water approximation can still be made. In such cases, you will have to solve the 3-d SWE (or, what amounts to the same thing, boundary-layer equations). Some of the reasons may be the following.


Spectral Method Eddy Viscosity Bottom Roughness Tridiagonal System Local Momentum 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Vreugdenhil
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU)Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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