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Applications of 3D hydrodynamic and particle tracking models in the San Francisco bay-delta estuary

January 1, 2005

Three applications of three-dimensional hydrodynamic and particle-tracking models are currently underway by the United States Geological Survey in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The first application is to the San Francisco Bay and a portion of the coastal ocean. The second application is to an important, gated control channel called the Delta Cross Channel, located within the northern portion of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The third application is to a reach of the San Joaquin River near Stockton, California where a significant dissolved oxygen problem exists due, in part, to conditions associated with the deep-water ship channel for the Port of Stockton, California. This paper briefly discusses the hydrodynamic and particle tracking models being used and the three applications. Copyright ASCE 2005.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2005
Title Applications of 3D hydrodynamic and particle tracking models in the San Francisco bay-delta estuary
DOI 10.1061/40792(173)393
Authors P. E. Smith, John M. Donovan, H.F.N. Wong
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70027402
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization California Water Science Center