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Effluent Diffusion and Sediment Dispersion at Microtidal River Mouths, Predicted Using Mathematical Models

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Plume characteristics, associated with fluvial discharge into a microtidal environment, are predicted using mathematical models. Such predictions are compared with field measurements from the River Louros, western Greece. Combined frictionally-dominated and buoyant plume expansion models show encouraging agreement (i.e. to within ± 1%) with temperature, salinity and velocity observations. The inclusion of particle settling velocities into the analysis enables surficial sea-bed sediment size distribution to be determined. The predicted patterns show close correspondence with those collected from the subaqueous delta of a small river in Greece. The approach described may form the more general basis for the prediction of riverine sediment deposition on inner continental shelves.

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Poulos, S.E. and Collins, M.B. (1994) Effluent Diffusion and Sediment Dispersion at Microtidal River Mouths, Predicted Using Mathematical Models Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 38, (2), pp. 189-206. (doi:10.1006/ecss.1994.1012).

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Published date: February 1994
Keywords: river plumes, mathematical model, sediment dispersion, deltas, Greece

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Local EPrints ID: 192419
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/192419
ISSN: 0272-7714
PURE UUID: b9c3425c-5912-41e8-ae44-49b55db0ea70

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Date deposited: 04 Jul 2011 12:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:32

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Author: S.E. Poulos
Author: M.B. Collins

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