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Title A mathematical model for predicting the flushing characteristics and pollution susceptibility of Centerport Harbor, New York
Abstract This paper describes the development and application of a simplified mathematical model for assessing the flushing characteristics and pollution susceptibility of small, well-mixed tidal basins. The model is based upon a tidal prism approach and uses a novel recursive analytical technique to predict the long-term water quality response of the embayment. Predictions from the analytical formulation are validated against experimental pollution data obtained from laboratory tests on a 1:400 scale physical model of a generic square harbour. The results from the validation tests are very encouraging and demonstrate that the analytical formulation provides a viable method of estimating the water quality response of small tidal embayments. To demonstrate the practical potential of the recursive tidal prism technique, the model has been applied to Centerport Harbor, a natural tidal embayment in the Huntington Bay Complex along the northern shore of Long Island, New York, USA.
Organisation CCLRC , CSE , CSE-CEG
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Journal Article WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment 69 (2004): 135-146. https://www.witpr…environment/69/12274 2004