Chesapeake Bay Modeling,
CAMP DRESSER AND MCKEE INC ANNANDALE VA
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As part of EPAs Chesapeake Bay Program, a three-dimensional model has been developed to simulate the circulation in Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries. Known as the Chesapeake Bay Circulation Model CBCM, it was developed as a management tool, and was designed to be flexible and to inter-link in the future with water quality, sedimentation, and perhaps ecosystem models of the Bay. The model will be useful in identifying problems within the Bay, and to locate places where critical data should be collected. Both small and large scale circulations can be studied with this model because of its flexibility in handling prototype geometry. Further, certain hydrodynamic responses that cannot be handled efficiently by a physical model can be studied numerically.