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A hydraulic study of the exchange flow through the Burlington ship canal

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A hydraulic study of the exchange flow through the Burlington ship canal

Jalili, Amina (2010) A hydraulic study of the exchange flow through the Burlington ship canal. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis is an investigation on the exchange flow through the Burlington Ship Canal, which connects Hamilton Harbour with Lake Ontario. During the summer months, heavily polluted Hamilton Harbour water flows through the canal into the lake, whereas fresh and oxygenated Lake Ontario water flows into the harbour. This exchange of the two water masses has important implications for harbour water quality. This thesis is probably the first modelling investigation of two-layer hydraulic exchange flow, which allows for the effects of both friction and time-dependent barotropic forcing at multiple frequencies. In the Burlington Ship Canal application we obtain predictions of exchange volume fluxes under a range of prevailing forcing conditions that are derived from field observations. Model results compare well with experimental and field data. [ Show less ] You have requested "on-the-fly" machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Show full disclaimer Neither ProQuest nor its licensors make any representations or warranties with respect to the translations. The translations are automatically generated "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" and are not retained in our systems. PROQUEST AND ITS LICENSORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES FOR AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, NON-INFRINGMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Your use of the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in your Electronic Products License Agreement and by using the translation functionality you agree to forgo any and all claims against ProQuest or its licensors for your use of the translation functionality and any output derived there from. Hide full disclaimer Translations powered by LEC.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Jalili, Amina
Pagination:xvii, 102 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date:2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Li, S
ID Code:979246
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 17:55
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:48
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