Predicted changes in tidal circulation due to construction of containment islands in the Lower Bay of New York Harbor
Marine Sciences Research Center
Vieira, Mário E. C.
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SubjectMarine Sciences.; Atmospheric Sciences.; Tidal currents -- Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Simulation methods.; Dredging spoil -- Environmental aspects -- Lower Bay (N.Y. and N.J.)
from the abstract, "The effects of constructing 500 acre islands at three predetermined sites within the Lower Bay of New York Harbor were evaluated with a vertically integrated, non-linear, finite difference numerical model. The simulations were carried out for islands of circular and elliptical shape, and the tidal circulation patterns and surface water elevation changes compared with presently existing conditions. Results suggest that the differences in tidal elevation and tidal currents will be very small, mostly limited to the immediate vicinity of those islands, and negligible in relation to the non-tidal fluctuations induced by meteorological and density forcing."
iv, 54 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references (leaf 54).