Accession Number : AD0778617

Title :   Computation of Tides, Currents, and Dispersal of Pollutants in the New York Bight from Block Island to Atlantic City with Large Grid Size, Single and Two-Layer Hydrodynamical-Numerical Models. Part 4.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Laevastu,T. ; Callaway,R. ; Stroud,A. ; Clancy,M.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The application of a large grid HN model to the New York Bight is to large extent a problem of treating two long open boundaries. The input at these open boundaries serves also for tuning of the results inside the computational area. A few earlier current measurements by two lightships in the Bight as reported by Haight (1942) have been used for verification. The tidal currents predominate in the New York Bight proper, with a superimposed slow net flow toward the south. This net flow can be simulated in the models and tuned with the prescription of a proper slope to the two open boundaries. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Oceanography, *Hydrodynamics, *Mathematical models, *New York, *Water pollution, Coastal regions, Ocean tides, Ocean currents, Wind, Dispersing, Diffusion, Transport properties

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE