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A Random-walk, Particle Tracking Model for Well-mixed Estuaries and Coastal Waters

Nadia K. Dimou, Eric Adams
12 pp.
MITSG 94-11J

A particle-tracking model is one in which mass is transported as discrete particles. Random-walk particle tracking models have been advantageously applied to the simulation of transport by groundwater. This paper presents the development and analysis of a depth-averaged random-walk particle tracking model for simulating transport in vertically well-mixed estuaries and coastal waters. The model is tested by comparing simulated concentrations and residence times with corresponding analytical solutions for a one-dimensional estuary; excellent agreement is obtained.

type: Technical reports

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Parent Project

Project No.: 1992-RC-30
Title: Random Walk Models of Coastal and Estuarine Transport

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