Three-Dimensional Shallow Water Adaptive Hydraulics (ADH-SW3) Validation: Galveston Bay Hydrodynamics and Salinity Transport
Technical rept. Jan-Oct 2012
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory CHL has developed the multi-module Adaptive Hydraulics ADH hydrodynamic, sediment, water quality and transport model. As a natural progression of this development process, verification of ADH was performed to known solutions for the basic physics contained in the numerical model. This report documents a validation of the model performed by applying the three-dimensional shallow water module ADH-SW3 to Galveston Bay and comparing results to field observations. The validation exercise shows good agreement with the field for water surface elevations, velocities, and salinity.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Fluid Mechanics