MODELLING OF THE DEPOSITIONAL PATTERNS IN HANGZHOU BAY

Su Jilan, Xu Weiyi

Abstract


Prediction of depositional patterns in estuaries is one of the primary concerns to coastal engineers planning major hydraulic works. For a well-mixed estuary where suspended load is the dominant transport mode, we propose to use the divergence of the distribution of the net suspended load to predict the depositional patterns. The method is applied to Hangzhou Bay, and the results agree well qualitatively with measured results while quantitatively they are also of the right order of magnitude.

Keywords


Hangzhou Bay; pattern modeling; depositional pattern

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