River
plume
model

This model is described in

I. Garcia Berdeal, B.M. Hickey, and M. Kawase, "Influence of wind stress and ambient flow on a high discharge river plume," J. Geophys. Res., 107(C9), 3130, doi:10.1029/2001JC000932, 2002. (download 2.8 MB PDF)

(Copyright 2002 American Geophysical Union; further reproduction or electronic distribution not permitted)


Animation of the plume model responding to a reversal in the offshore winds. The wind is southward initially, and after six days reverses to northward. The left panel shows the behavior of the plume when the ambient flow is northward; the right panel, southward.

Animated vertical cross-section of the plume under upwelling conditions (top) and downwelling conditions (bottom).

 

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