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 Title Page
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 Study approach
 Results and discussion
 Summary and conclusions
 Appendix A: Derivation of streamline...
 Appendix B: Derivation of analytic...

Group Title: UFL/COEL (University of Florida. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Laboratory) ; 92/003
Title: Tidal flood water withdrawal, with special reference to Jupiter Inlet, Florida
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080458/00001
 Material Information
Title: Tidal flood water withdrawal, with special reference to Jupiter Inlet, Florida
Series Title: UFLCEOL
Alternate Title: Flood water withdrawal with special reference to Jupiter Inlet, Florida.
Physical Description: xiii, 84 leaves : ill., photos ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: DelCharco, Michael James ( Dissertant )
Mehta, Ashish J. ( Thesis advisor )
Thieke, Robert J. ( Reviewer )
Montague, Clay L. ( Reviewer )
University of Florida -- Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Dept
Publisher: Coastal & Oceanographic Engineering Dept., University of Florida
Publication Date: 1992
Copyright Date: 1992
Subjects / Keywords: Jupiter Inlet (Fla)
Tidal inlets -- Florida
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jupiter Inlet
Abstract: The focus of this study was the flow patterns of a flood tide near an inlet. The objectives were to examine flood flow patterns with particular reference to non-uniform or selective withdrawal as influenced by bottom topography and longshore currents, and to test the applicability of conceptually simple analytic solutions to realistic sandy inlet bottom topographies, which often include an ebb shoal. Specifically, the applicability of three analytic solutions, two of which include offshore selective withdrawal, to modeling of tidal water withdrawal during flood tide under variable bottom topography and varying ratios of longshore current to inlet velocity, was examined. The three analytic solutions, including those for a horizontal (flat) bottom, a linearly sloping bottom and a logarithmically sloping bottom, together with a uniform longshore current, were derived using potential flow theory. These solutions exhibit uniformly distributed flows, selective offshore withdrawal, or an exaggerated offshore withdrawal, respectively, depending on the bottom slope. In order to investigate the flow patterns that exist during flood flow at a real inlet, experiments were conducted in a fixed bed hydrodynamic model of Jupiter Inlet, Florida. Measurements were made to determine streamlines and velocities. A field study at the prototype also tracked drogue patterns to determine streamlines and velocities. The physical model tests compared well with the field data. Comparison of the laboratory and field data was then made to the analytic solutions to determine whether the topography at Jupiter Inlet, which includes a well-developed ebb shoal, simulates a flat, mean linearly or logarithmically sloping bottom. By comparing velocities at six selected points, a significant relationship between the physical model and field data to the flat bottom analytic solution was evident. The physical model tests and field data suggested that the flood tidal prism was drawn from the region predominantly shoreward of the ebb shoal, thus implying a nearshore selective withdrawal. Because the flood tidal prism was drawn from the nearshore, the flow patterns at Jupiter Inlet did not resemble the analytic solutions of a linearly or logarithmically sloping bottom, even though over a relatively long distance offshore, the bottom topography does slope offshore at this inlet. In general, different inlet topographies would lend themselves to different analytic solutions, two examples being 1) the linearly sloping bottom of Koombana Bay Inlet, Australia, which shows an offshore selective withdrawal and 2) the basin-like nearfield topography of Jupiter Inlet which shows a more uniform nearshore withdrawal. The implications of this study are relevant to inlet management issues such as the mining of an ebb shoal for use as a source of beach sediment and changes in larval transport patterns due to jetty modifications.
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
Thesis: Thesis (M.Eng.)--University of Florida, 1992
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 82-83)
Funding: This publication is being made available as part of the report series written by the faculty, staff, and students of the Coastal and Oceanographic Program of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00080458
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001754888


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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Title Page
        Page i
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    Table of Contents
        Page iii
        Page iv
    List of Figures
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        Page vi
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    List of symbols
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    List of tables
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    Study approach
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    Results and discussion
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    Summary and conclusions
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    Appendix A: Derivation of streamline equations
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    Appendix B: Derivation of analytic solution velocities
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