Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
28 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 28 Feb 2018

Effect of winds and waves on salt intrusion in the Pearl River estuary

Wenping Gong, Zhongyuan Lin, Yunzhen Chen, Zhaoyun Chen, and Heng Zhang


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Short summary
Salt intrusion in the Pearl River Estuary is a dynamic process that is influenced by a range of factors, and few studies have examined the effects of winds and waves. Therefore, we investigate these effects using the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport modeling system in this region. It was found that enhancement of the salt intrusion is comparable between the remote and local winds. Waves decrease the salt intrusion by increasing the water mixing.