TASK 1. NUMERICAL EXPERIMENTS
To perform 3d model experiments with both simplified and realistic geometries.
Simplified geometry: effects of bathymetry, river discharge and tidal forcing on the structure of residual flows and tidal stresses vs density gradients (see Table below).
Realistic geometry (Guadiana): actual physical processes acting at the estuary and salinity intrusion characterization.
Table 1. Summary of 19 process-oriented numerical simulations proposed. H0: maximum depth across the estuary channel; y0: location of the maximum depth across the channel; ys: bathymetric slope of the cross-channel section; R: river discharge; and, η: tidal amplitude at the estuary mouth.