Numerical modeling of Fire Island storm breach impacts upon circulation and water quality of Great South Bay, NY

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Conley, Daniel C.
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Storms > Environmental aspects > New York (State) > Great South Bay. , Tidal currents > New York (State) > Great South Bay > Mathematical models. , Water quality > New York (State) > Great South Bay > Mathematical models. , Inlets > Environmental aspects > New York (State) > Fire Island (Island). , Great South Bay (N.Y.) , National Park Service.
from the executive summary, "Recent perceptions of heightened storm activity, barrier island overwashing and barrier island breaching on the south shore of Long Island, NY have generated considerable interest in the prospective impacts of new tidal inlets formed in the barrier islands bordering Great South Bay and Moriches Bay. At the request of the National Park Service, this study was performed in order to attempt to quantify what the physical effects would be if barrier island breaching occurred at several of the more likely sites. The specific impacts studied were, increased flooding potential due to increased tidal transmission, changes in sedimentation and bottom configuration due to altered current and bed stress patterns, alterations of the salinity distribution from new tidal mixing patterns and water quality effects from modified circulation. . ."
viii, 45 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.