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08 Nov 2021
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Dynamics of fortnightly water level variations along a tide-dominated estuary with negligible river discharge

Erwan Garel, Ping Zhang, and Huayang Cai

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Understanding tidal hydrodynamics is essential for water resources management in estuarine environments. In this study, we propose an analytical model to examine the fortnightly water level variations due to tidal motions alone in tide-dominated estuaries. Details of the analytical model show that changes in the mean depth or length of semi-arid estuaries affect the fortnightly tide amplitude, which has significant potential impacts on the estuarine ecosystem management.