FIELD STUDIES OF BUOYANT JET IN COASTAL WATERS

Jeffrey P. Leighton, Shuen-Wei Scott Tu

Abstract


Studies were made on a surface buoyant jet from a coastal power plant. The cooling water discharges into shallow waters of irregular bottom topography forming a partially enclosed embayment that connects to the open ocean. Near field mixing was found to be influenced by bottom bathymetry, lateral confinement and a large obstruction. Surface centerline temperature decay, bottom separation and the heat and mass distribution within the embayment were analyzed.

Keywords


jet; buoyant jet; field study; coastal jet

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