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dc.contributor.authorMirfenderesk, H
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, R
dc.contributor.editorCharles Lemckert
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:10:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:10:43Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-09-07T23:32:04Z
dc.identifier.issn0749-0208
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17985
dc.description.abstractThe development of a vertically averaged numerical model of an estuary in the coastal region of the Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia is described. The primary objective of the study is to provide a detailed picture of the tidal characteristics in the study area to enable the simulation of the whole water circulation within the water body. A comprehensive data set is collected as part of this study to understand local dynamics and to calibrate and validate the model. Calibration and validation have been achieved through a comparison of computed tidal harmonics against those derived from harmonic analysis of the measured water level variations. Also a comparison was made between the measured discharges across seven cross sections at critical locations in the study area with the discharge obtained through modelling. Calculations show that tides become mixed, mainly semidiurnal in the estuary. The study shows that for lunar constituents (M2 and S2) dissipation mechanisms are dominant and their amplitudes decrease along the estuary. Solar constituents (O1 and K1) experience an increase in amplitude. However, the net result is a reduction of tidal amplitude, indicating the dominance of dissipation mechanisms.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCoastal Education and Research foundation, Inc.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cerf-jcr.org/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom277
dc.relation.ispartofpageto281
dc.relation.ispartofissue50
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Coastal Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolumeSI
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEarth sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode37
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode40
dc.titleNumerical Modelling of Tidal Dynamic and Water Circulation at the Gold Coast Broadwater, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Coastal Education and Research Foundation Inc (CERF). Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorTomlinson, Rodger B.
gro.griffith.authorMirfenderesk, Hamid


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