Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
17 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2019

A hydrodynamic model for Galveston Bay and the shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Jiabi Du, Kyeong Park, Jian Shen, Yinglong J. Zhang, Xin Yu, Fei Ye, Zhengui Wang, and Nancy N. Rabalais


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AR by Jiabi Du on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jun 2019) by Eric J.M. Delhez
RR by Ivica Janeković (14 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish as is (27 Jun 2019) by Eric J.M. Delhez
Short summary
The northern Gulf of Mexico is characterized by complex estuary–shelf–ocean interactions. We developed a 3-D model to represent these interactions. The model is validated with observational data and used to examine the remote influence of Mississippi–Atchafalaya freshwater discharge on Texas coastal systems. Numerical experiments reveal that the remote influence varies greatly under different wind conditions, suggesting great control from the shelf circulations on estuarine dynamics.