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Responses of the river plume to the external forcing in Pearl River Estuary
Luo, L; Zhou, W; Wang, D; dxwang@scsio.ac.cn
2012
Source PublicationAQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT
ISSN1463-4988
Volume15Issue:1Pages:62-69
AbstractThe interaction of river flow, tidal mixing, basin morphology and wind produces a different type of river plume in the Pearl River Estuary. In this paper, a three-dimensional numerical model has been used to study the response of the river plume to different forcings in the Pearl River Estuary. The results indicate that river discharge determines the font size of river plume, while wind greatly affects its shape. Tidal current can restrict diluted water spreading seaward, but contributes little to the net transport of low salinity water. The flushing time can increase by 2 times when considering the Coriolis force, which delays the diluted water flowing out of the flushing area. Southwest winds can greatly decrease the flushing time, while northeast winds can increase it. This rule can also be valid when considering tides.
Department[Luo, L.; Zhou, W.; Wang, D.] Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Trop Oceanog, S China Sea Inst Oceanol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China
KeywordTide Modeling Pearl River Estuary Discharge Monsoon River Plume
Subject AreaEcology ; Environmental Sciences ; Marine & Freshwater Biology ; Water Resources
Language英语
Funding ProjectLTO
WOS IDWOS:000301956600010
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/10273
Collection热带海洋环境国家重点实验室(LTO)
Corresponding Authordxwang@scsio.ac.cn
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Luo, L,Zhou, W,Wang, D,et al. Responses of the river plume to the external forcing in Pearl River Estuary[J]. AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT,2012,15(1):62-69.
APA Luo, L,Zhou, W,Wang, D,&dxwang@scsio.ac.cn.(2012).Responses of the river plume to the external forcing in Pearl River Estuary.AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT,15(1),62-69.
MLA Luo, L,et al."Responses of the river plume to the external forcing in Pearl River Estuary".AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT 15.1(2012):62-69.
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