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−  [[category:Tidal Characteristic Numbers]]
 +  Palette Example: Symbolization of salinity with a multicolored sequential color ramp (YlOrRd) 
−  [[de: Tidekennwerte des Schwebstoffgehalts]]
 
−  [[Tidal Characteristic Numbers of Salinitygraphical representations of the characteristic numbers of salinity]]
 
−  ==Motivation==
 
−  The calculation as well as the graphic visualization of various tidal characteristic numbers of suspended sediment concentration and also for the advective transport of suspended sediment contributes to an improved understanding of tidally dominated transport processes in estuaries. Spatial variations of suspended sediment concentration, advective transport of suspended sediment by means of flood and ebb currents can be highlighted for areas like coastal seas and estuaries as well.
 
−  * As the calculations are performed separately for the durations of ebb and floodcurrent it can be shown that transport paths can differ significantly for the two tidal phases. From this one can get additional insight with respect to the relevant transport mechanisms dominated by the tidal currents. This can be related to locally varying floodebb asymmetries for ebb volume and flood volume. Also the presence of horizontal gradients can contribute to this effect.
 
−  * The variation of suspended sediment concentration resulting from the local maximum as well as the local minimum of suspended sediment concentration can be quite large. This is a consequence of the different availability of suspended sediments, e. g. inside or outside of the turbidity maximum. The value for the local suspended sediment concentration variation is mainly the result of the product between the horizontal suspended sediment concentration gradient and the lagrangian drift of a water particle during a complete tidal cycle, but also effected by the strong spatial variation of deposition and erosion of suspended sediments throughout the estuary.
 
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−  An automatic analysis of all tidal characteristic numbers of suspended sediment transport is carried through by the computer program [[TDKSF]].
 
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−  ==Definitions for the Tidal Characteristic Numbers of Suspended Sediment Transport==
 
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−  ===Flood Current===
 
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−  ====Advective Flood Transport of Suspended Sediment====
 
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−  Suspended sediment mass, which is transported by means of flood current through a cross section
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ===Ebb Current===
 
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−  ====Advective Ebb Transport of Suspended Sediment====
 
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−  Suspended sediment mass, which is transported by means of ebb current through a cross section
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ===Tidal Cycle===
 
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−  ====Maximum Suspended Sediment Concentration====
 
−  Maximum value of suspended sediment concentration during a complete tidal cycle (period between two subsequent slack water times of ebb current)
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ====Minimum Suspended sediment Concentration====
 
−  Minimum value of suspended sediment concentration during a complete tidal cycle (period between two subsequent slack water times of ebb current)
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ====Mean Suspended Sediment Concentration====
 
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−  Average value of suspended sediment concentration during a complete tidal cycle (period between two subsequent slack water times of ebb current)
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ====Tidal Variation of Suspended Sediment Concentration====
 
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−  Difference between the extreme values of suspended sediment concentration during a complete tidal cycle (period between two subsequent slack water times of ebb current)
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ====Advective Residual Transport of Suspended Sediment====
 
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−  Residual suspended sediment mass which is transported by means of ebb and flood currents through a cross section (the different transport directions are taken into account). If the advective transport by means of flood current is equal but in opposite direction of the ebb current transport this will result in a zero advective residual transport of suspended sediment.
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  ====Advective Suspended Sediment Transport, FloodEbbRatio====
 
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−  Flood to ebb ratio for the suspended sediment volumes which are transported by means of flood and ebb currents
 
−  Example: not available.
 
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−  [[Overview]]
 
Latest revision as of 08:52, 25 September 2019
Palette Example: Symbolization of salinity with a multicolored sequential color ramp (YlOrRd)