Hydrodynamics of a bar in a flood channel - the Westerschelde estuary
Jeuken, C. (1997). Hydrodynamics of a bar in a flood channel - the Westerschelde estuary, in: Edge, B.L. (Ed.) Coastal Engineering 1996: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference, September 2-6, 1996, Orlando, Florida. pp. 4491-4504
Several long-term current meter observations (30 days) over a complex flood shield, i.e. an estuarine bar, display major temporal and spatial variations in current asymmetry. The variations in current asymmetry indicate the presence of small-scale circulations of sediment that are induced by smaller channels that penetrate the bar. The current meter observations and depth-averaged current patterns obtained with an ADCP revealed processes of advective flow acceleration and deceleration, as well as flow convergence and divergence, over the bars in the small channels.