INCORPORATION OF WAVE EFFECTS IN A 3D HYDROSTATIC MEAN CURRENT MODEL

H.J. de Vriend, N. Kitou

Abstract


The consistency of the mathematical formulation of a 3D hydrostatic current model for coastal areas is discussed. At various points, widely accepted concepts and formulations are shown to lead to inconsistencies, and more consistent alternatives are proposed. Besides, some essential lacunae in our physical knowledge of 3D wave-driven currents are indicated.

Keywords


3D hydrostatic model; mean current; current model

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