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Title: Three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling of San Pablo Bay on an unstructured grid
Authors: MacWilliams, Michael L.
Cheng, Ralph T.
Keywords: Coastal modeling;Tidal currents;Coastal hydrodynamics
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2006
Publisher: Michael Piasecki and College of Engineering, Drexel University
Citation: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, September 2006. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/732
Abstract: A three-dimensional hydrodynamic model of San Francisco Bay was developed using the three-dimensional hydrodynamic model UnTRIM. The model was calibrated using continuous water level measurements and ADCP data in San Francisco Bay, and validated during an additional simulation period using current velocity measurements. The model was developed to support the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, a joint undertaking by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Coastal Conservancy to restore 2.6 km2 of tidal marsh bordering San Pablo Bay. The restoration effort is expected to make use of more than 8.1 million m3 of dredged materials to raise the elevation of subsided wetlands. The placement of an Aquatic Transfer Facility (ATF) in San Pablo Bay is being considered by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to serve as a temporary holding site for dredge sediments before they are transferred to the Hamilton Wetlands restoration site. The San Francisco Bay model presented in this paper was developed as part of a larger study to evaluate potential impacts of the proposed ATF on circulation and sediment transport dynamics in San Pablo Bay. This paper presents the model calibration and validation, while the full analysis of proposed ATF conditions is presented in a separate technical report.
Description: Paper presented at The Seventh International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE) hosted by the College of Engineering at Drexel Univeristy on September 10-13, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference theme was IT in the Field of HydroSciences. It included several mini-symposia that emphasized IT topics in HydroSciences and the yearly meeting of the metadata group of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange organization.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/1438
ISBN: 0977447405
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on HydroScience and Engineering (ICHE 2006) [ISBN: 0977447405]

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