A Note On Tidal Asymmetry In The Severn Estuary

Uncles, RJ. 1981 A Note On Tidal Asymmetry In The Severn Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 13 (4). 419 - 432. 10.1016/S0302-3524(81)80038-2

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0302-3524(81)80038-2

Abstract/Summary

A one-dimensional, non-linear numerical model is used to investigate the tidally averaged frictional stress and set-up of water level due to tidal asymmetry in the Severn Estuary; these quantities depend on the overtides in the region. A linearized model of the overtides is applied to calculations of the M4 currents in order to delineate the mechanisms responsible for their generation. The relative importance of individual non-linear mechanisms to the tidally averaged stress and set-up is determined; these mechanisms are interactions between tidal flow and changes in depth or breadth over a cross-section, frictional interaction between the tidal flow and Stokes drift, interaction between the tidal fluctuations in water depth and frictional retardation and non-linear advection.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
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Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:03
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/2756

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