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

Vol. IV, Jamaica Bay Tidal Flows

by Jan J. Leendertse

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This report is the fourth of a five-volume series studying the effects of combined sewage overflows and other discharges on the water quality of Jamaica Bay. Volume IV describes the adjustment and verification of the hydraulic model for tidal flows based on tide-stage and velocity measurements made in October 1970. After adjustment of the model, excellent agreement was found between observed and computed data for the water levels (0.06-ft average standard deviation) and for the velocities (0.26-ft/sec average standard deviation). The model indicates a weak general circulation in the bay, which is influenced to a considerable extent by wind. In view of the very good agreement between computed and observed tidal data, the model is properly verified for the simulation of transient movement of constituents discharged into Jamaica Bay. (See also R-708, R-709, R-1010, RM-6230.)

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