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Main Title Two-Dimensional Modeling of Current Circulation and Contaminant Transport in Surface Waters.
Author Abdelrhman, M. A. ; Dettmann, E. H. ;
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. Atlantic Ecology Div.
Publisher 1996
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/A-96/002 ;NHEERL-NAR-1741;
Stock Number PB96-143516
Additional Subjects Coliform bacteria ; Two-dimensional models ; Water masses ; Currents(Water) ; Water pollution ; Two-dimensional flow ; Surface waters ; Hydrodynamic model ; Environmental transport ; Hydrodynamics ; Finite element method ; Mathematical models ; Buzzards Bay ; Lake Havasu ; Slocum River ; Estuaries ; Reprints ; New Bedford Harbor
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The main objectives of this paper are to briefly describe and evaluate three different applications of two-dimensional depth-average, finite-element models for hydrodynamics (RMA2) and transport (RMA4), which were run using the FastTABS user interface. The models are used to simulate dynamic flow circulation and transport in the New Bedford Harbor and Slocum River estuaries, side embayments of Buzzards Bay, MA, as well as steady-state circulation in Lake Havasu, an in-line impoundment on the Colorado River in Arizona. The applications included different physical conditions and were used to address environmental issues in surface waters such as flushing behavior, residence time, salinity distribution, and origins of different water masses, which may be responsible for observed contamination. The three applications are briefly presented in the order of their complexity.