Accession Number:

ADA595762

Title:

Tidal Motion in a Complex Inlet and Bay System, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Tidal motion and inlet processes were investigated in Ponce de Leon Ponce Inlet, Florida, and its bay channels through a 10-week data-collection campaign and two-dimensional numerical simulation modeling. Water level and current were measured at six locations spanning the ebb shoal, inlet, and bay channels. Measurements revealed that the inlet was flood dominated during the data-collection period. The flood dominance may have been enhanced by a net influx of water during the measurement period, which was captured at two measurement stations in the bay channels located 5 km away from the inlet. Scour, erosion, and sedimentation are problems faced at Ponce Inlet, and calculations suggest tide-related circulation patterns contribute to problematic hot spots. Tidal attenuation was calculated along a 7 km transect from the ebb shoal, through the inlet, and south along the Indian River North.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE