Numerical modeling of the circulation by tide and northwest and south wind in Bay of La Paz, B.C.S

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Abstract

A hydrodynamic barotropic model was used to simulate the circulation induced by tide and wind in the Bay of La Paz, B.C.S. The tide components M2, N2, S2, K2, O1and K1were considered in this model as well as winds from the Northwest and South with speeds of 4, 5 and 10 m/s. Model results showed the highest velocity values along the coast induced apparently by wind stress and topographic effects. This results were validated qualitatively and quantitatively by an analytic model and field current velocities. Some effects of the circulation are discussed in relation to possible pollution discharges.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages1
JournalOceanides
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

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