REDUCTION PROCESS OF CROSS-SECTIONAL AREA AT RIVER MOUTH

Takuzo Shimizu, Kosuke Kondo, Ryoichi Kajima

Abstract


Reduction processes of the cross-sectional area at a river mouth were investigated on the basis of numerical simulations and field measurements, in order to predict the possibility of closing of the mouth of the Samegawa River, Fukushima, Japan. As a result, it was found that the decrease in tidal prism, induced by a reduction of the cross-sectional area, had an important effect on the closing of the river mouth. By considering this effect and estimating the sediment transport rate properly, a practical prediction model was successfully established for simulating the reduction processes of the crosssectional area at the river mouth.

Keywords


river mouth; reduction process

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