Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering ; no. 457.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) team has applied a 3D unstructured-grid hydrodynamic model SCHISM in the study of the impact of channel dredging on hydrodynamics in the lower Chesapeake Bay project area. This report is a companion report to that of Zhang et al. (2017; doi:10.21220/V5MF0F) and focuses on the impact of channel dredging specifically under the projected future sea-level change (SLC) of 1 meter rise by 2100. This is an average of the high end of semi-empirical, global sea-level rise (SLR) projections adopted by the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, for the evaluation. From a tidal dynamics point of view, the 1-meter mean SLR increases the water depth in the channel and also increases the horizontal extent of the Bay water coverage.
sea level change, oceanography
Liu, Z., Wang, H., Zhang, J., & Ye, F. (2017) Incorporating Sea Level Change Scenarios into Norfolk Harbor Channels Deepening and Elizabeth River Southern Branch Navigation Improvements Study : Final Report on the “hydrodynamic modeling”. Special report in applied marine science and ocean engineering ; no. 457.. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5BX49