Lake Erie International Jetport Model Feasibility Investigation Report 17-7. Results of Numerical Steady-State, Wind-Driven Circulation Analysis. Main Text and Appendixes A-C.
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The wind-driven, steady-state, well-mixed circulation in Lake Erie has been studied for existing conditions and as modified by a proposed jetport island located near Cleveland, Ohio. The report includes data from a parametric study for wind speeds of 17 mph and 35 mph representing average and extreme wind conditions from late September through May. In the study, the lake is assumed to be isothermal and a solution is obtained for the entire lake and for a nearshore area near Cleveland. The report primarily presents the results of the circulation study and briefly summarizes the hydrodynamic model used. Included in the data are stream function contours, horizontal and vertical velocities at various depths for the entire lake and for the nearshore area. Also included are differences in velocity components and in velocity magnitude with and without the jetport island included in the study. Among the conclusions of the study based on the results of the parametric study were that the effect of the jetport island on lake circulation is not appreciable except within 2 to 3 miles of the island and that the larger wind speed resulted in a slight increase in the surface area over which velocity perturbations were found and an increase in intensity of those perturbations very close to the island. Author
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