Numerical Simulation of Tidal Hydrodynamics, Great Egg Harbor and Corson Inlets, New Jersey.
Final rept. Mar 75-Jan 77,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Great Egg Harbor Inlet and Corson Inlet, located in southeast New Jersey, have been plagued with hazardous navigation conditions and erosion problems. Numerical techniques were used to investigate the tidal hydrodynamics of the inlet complexes for existing conditions as well as for proposed improvement plans. The physical size and complex geometry of the study areas required a simulation model that could be economically applied. Consequently, an inherent part of the study involved development of a numerical model WI model based on an implicit finite difference formulation. Results of the numerical computations indicated that the systems proposed for Corson Inlet appear to function equally well and no detrimental effects were noted. For Great Egg Harbor Inlet, a concentration of ebb flow toward the upcoast deposition basin and structure was noted, suggesting a potential problem which should be recognized for the proposed plans. Time histories of tide elevations and velocities are presented for selected stations throughout each inlet complex. Circulation patterns at each half hour during a complete tidal cycle are presented in film form for the verification conditions and for each plan.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics