A Water-Quality Simulation Model for Well Mixed Estuaries and Coastal Seas

Vol. III, Jamaica Bay Simulation

by Jan J. Leendertse, Eugene C. Gritton


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Description of experiments made to adjust the tidal flow in the water-quality model of Jamaica Bay, Long Island, New York, outlined in Vols. I and II. The simulations indicated that the tide can generate a circulation in the bay. Distributions of salinity, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, and coliform bacteria were computed simultaneously. The results are presented as charts with isocontours of the concentration of substances. Variations of the concentrations are considerable, particularly variations in coliform densities. The report presents the approaches used for the design of the simulations and analyzes the applicability of the model. (See also R-708, RM-6230.)

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