Lagrangian studies with a tidal model for the southwest coast of Vancouver Island

M. G.G. Foreman, A. M. Baptista, P. J. Turner, R. A. Walters

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Abstract

Barotropic tidal and tidal residual currents calculated with a finite element model of the southwest coast of Vancouver Island are combined with Lagrangian particle tracking techniques to follow drifters deployed in the Swiftsure Eddy. The average retention time for a passive drifter is calculated and the amount of swimming required for a simple fish to remain in the eddy is estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Surface Hydrology
EditorsG. Gambolati, A. Rinaldo, C.A. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag Berlin
Pages177-182
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0387527028
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 1990Jun 15 1990

Publication series

NameComputational Methods in Surface Hydrology

Other

OtherProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources
CityVenice, Italy
Period6/11/906/15/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Foreman, M. G. G., Baptista, A. M., Turner, P. J., & Walters, R. A. (1990). Lagrangian studies with a tidal model for the southwest coast of Vancouver Island. In G. Gambolati, A. Rinaldo, C. A. Brebbia, W. G. Gray, & G. F. Pinder (Eds.), Computational Methods in Surface Hydrology (pp. 177-182). (Computational Methods in Surface Hydrology). Publ by Springer-Verlag Berlin.