Stratification in Natural Water Bodies: Some Implications for Harbour and Ocean Engineering

Jacob Steen Møller (Invited author)

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Abstract

Density stratification of natural water bodies plays an important role for a number of civil engineering problems. The origin of stratification in natural water is discussed and the Black Sea, the Gulf of Katchch, and Maarmorilik Fiord in Greenland are described and used as examples. Stratification has a number of civil engineering implications. The lock exchange problem is used as a canonical example, and implications for water exchange and sedimentation is discussed by means of examples: Sedimentation in locks and estuaries, salt transport into fresh water reservoirs, water exchange of negative estuaries, immersing of tunnel elements, and others. The paper describes the methods available when the civil engineer encounters a stratification related problem: Field experimentation and monitoring, analytical methods, physical and numerical modelling. Finally the paper advocates that integrated field investigation and 3D numerical modelling is state of art for civil engineering studies affected by stratified flows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINCHOE2004 - Proceedings : Third Intl. Conf. on Harbour and Ocean Engineering
VolumeVolume 2
Place of PublicationGoa-India
PublisherARS-publishers
Publication date2004
Edition1
Pages876-887
ISBN (Print)81-902109-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventThird Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering - Goa, India
Duration: 7 Dec 20049 Dec 2004
Conference number: 3

Conference

ConferenceThird Indian National Conference on Harbour and Ocean Engineering
Number3
CountryIndia
CityGoa
Period07/12/200409/12/2004

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