Physical Processes in Estuaries

  • Job Dronkers
  • Wim van Leussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Physical Processes in Estuaries: An Introduction

    1. W. van Leussen, J. Dronkers
      Pages 1-18
  3. Estuarine Flow Dynamics and Mass Transport in Estuaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Physical Processes of Water Movement in Estuaries, Circulation Dynamics, and Salinity Intrusion

    3. Estuarine Fronts and River Plumes

      1. T. A. McClimans
        Pages 55-69
      2. J. S. L. J. van Alphen, W. P. M. de Ruijter, J. C. Borst
        Pages 70-92
      3. A. Y. Kuo, R. J. Byrne, J. M. Brubaker, J. H. Posenau
        Pages 93-109
    4. Turbulence and Mixing in Stratified Tidal Flows

    5. Internal Waves and Interface Stability

    6. Mathematical Modelling of Stratified Flows

      1. R. Lehfeldt, S. Bloss
        Pages 278-291
  4. Mud Transport Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Fine Sediment Particle Transport in Estuaries

      1. P. Hoekstra, P. G. E. F. Augustinus, J. H. J. Terwindt
        Pages 311-331
      2. R. Riethmüller, H.-U. Fanger, I. Grabemann, H. L. Krasemann, K. Ohm, J. Böning et al.
        Pages 332-344
    3. Aggregation of Particles, Settling Velocity of Mud Flocs

    4. Sedimation and Erosion of Fine Sediments

      1. K. W. Bedford, C. Libicki, O. Wai, M. Abdelrhman, R. Van Evra III
        Pages 446-459
    5. Fluid Mud Layers in Estuaries

      1. A. E. James, D. J. A. Williams, P. R. Williams
        Pages 488-500
    6. Mathematical Modelling of Mud Transport in Estuaries

      1. B. A. O’Connor, J. Nicholson
        Pages 532-544
    7. Evaluation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 553-560

About these proceedings


In Physical Processes in Estuaries the present day knowledge of the physics of transport phenomena in estuaries and their mathematical treatment is summarized: It is divided into following parts: - Water movements in estuaries - Estuarine fronts and river plumes - Internal waves and interface stability - Fine sediment transport, aggregation of particles, settling velocity of mud flocs - Sedimentation and erosion of fine sediments. For each topic an up-to-date review and recommendations for future research are given, followed by results of original studies. Since estuarine environments are the first to be threatened by urbanization and industrial exploitation this book is an important tool for students and researchers of environmental problems as well as for consultants and water authorities.


Coast environment estuaries transport water

Editors and affiliations

  • Job Dronkers
    • 1
  • Wim van Leussen
    • 2
  1. 1.Tidal Waters DivisionRijkswaterstaatThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Estuaries and Seas DivisionDelft HydraulicsDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73693-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73691-9
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