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Title: Tidal propagation in Ria de Aveiro lagoon, Portugal
Author: Dias, J. M.
Lopes, J. F.
Dekeyser, I.
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Ria de Aveiro is a shallow vertically homogeneous lagoon, located in the Northwest of Portugal, connected to the Atlantic through a very narrow artificial channel, and supplied with freshwater by two major rivers, Antuã and Vouga. The present study describes the application of a twodimensional depth integrated mathematical model, to predict tide-induced water level and depth mean current for the entire lagoon. The model computes time series of those variables as well as their instantaneous distribution at different times of the tidal cycle. Properties of tides and tidal currents in Ria de Aveiro are characterized and discussed. Special emphasis is given to the study of the hydrodynamic behaviour of the lagoon in extreme conditions of astronomical tide forcing, considering spring and neap tide conditions. Tides propagate from the mouth of Ria de Aveiro and are present in the entire lagoon. The tidal amplitude decreases with the distance from the mouth while the phase lag in the high and low water (which is different) increases. The tidal range increases for the spring tide at the far end of the channels correspond to a local increase of the high tide level, which result in a fortnightly variation of the mean levels at those places.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1016/s1464-1909(00)00028-9
ISSN: 1464-1909
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