CIRCULATION IN ESTUARIES

Bostwick H. Ketchum

Abstract


In discussing the circulation in estuaries, an apparent paradox must always be kept in mind. In the first place the problems of estuarine circulation are unique, being different from the problems of the open sea, and from the problems of river hydrology. Estuarine circulation and related problems consequently constitute a valid field for investigation. In contrast to this viewpoint is the tremendous range of conditions found in various estuaries - no two are alike. This inherent variability of estuaries discourages generalizations about the circulation.

Keywords


tidal currents; tidal mixing; flow stratification

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