CURRENTS AND CONTAMINANT DISPERSION IN THE NEARSHORE REGION AND MODIFICATION BY A JETPORT

The steady-state and the time-dependent, constant density, wind-driven currents in the near-shore Cleveland area of Lake Erie, under present conditions and as modified by the proposed Lake Erie International Jetport, were calculated numerically. Two specific jetport configurations were studied in detail: an island, and an island with causeway to shore. Coupling procedures between the fine near-shore numerical grid and the coarse overall-lake grid were studied in detail and are presented here. For the jetport configuration, several computations illustrating the dispersion of a contaminant from a point source into Lake Erie were made. For the particular cases studied, it is shown that the island does not significantly modify the currents or contaminant dispersion while the island with a causeway to the shore does. The near-shore numerical models presented here can be easily modified to study the near-shore dispersion in other large lakes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Assoc for Great Lakes Research

    1300 Elmwood Avenue
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14222
  • Authors:
    • Sheng, Y Peter
    • Lick, W J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00173494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM