Accession Number : ADP004784

Title :   Application of Water Quality Modeling to Estuaries,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAN FRANCISCO CA SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT

Personal Author(s) : Sustar,J. F.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Estuaries such as San Francisco Bay and Delta are extremely complex hydraulic systems. The general public and the decision-makers are demanding more precise and accurate predictions on the impacts associated with water resources development. Not only do we have difficulty evaluating what is occurring in models and how the model relates to the prototype, we have difficulties in the pure analysis of data from the models. This paper presents information on the technical upgrading of the San Francisco Bay-Delta physical model and discusses several key points which the author feels must be considered in model test program design.

Descriptors :   *WATER QUALITY, *ESTUARIES, *HYDRAULIC MODELS, WATER RESOURCES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SAN FRANCISCO BAY, DELTAS, SALINITY, VELOCITY, WATER FLOW, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), DATA ACQUISITION, MINICOMPUTERS, INSTRUMENTATION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE