Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering (ICCAHE 2016)

Fractal study on salinity distribution in the North Branch of Yangtze Estuary

Authors
L. Ding, X.P. Dou, X.Y. Gao, J. Jiao
Corresponding Author
L. Ding
Available Online October 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccahe-16.2016.108How to use a DOI?
Keywords
North Branch of Yangtze Estuary; Fractal theory; Salinity intrusion; Salt-fresh water mixing.
Abstract

In this paper, salinity characteristics in North Branch of Yangtze Estuary is studied based on Fractal Theory by analyzing the observed saline data. The inner rules of salt water and fresh water mixing system can be expressed by fractal characteristic values (fractal dimension D and fractal proportionality constant A). Larger fractal dimension D means more homogeneous saline vertical distribution and salt-fresh mixing degree is higher. Fractal proportionality constant A and salinity in-trusion intensity have positive correlation. The following conclusions can be drawn. The salt-fresh water mixing degree and salinity intrusion intensity decrease from outside to inside in North Branch of Yangtze Estuary. The curve graph of daily salinity is similar with the tidal level. The maximum of salinity occurs near tidal flood and the minimum occurs near the tidal ebb. The mixture degree during the spring tide is larger than that during the neap tide. The salinity outside the estuary doesn't change much during one spring-neap tide cycle. The saltwater intrusion variation during spring-neap tide cycle is increasingly obvious from outside to inside in North Branch of Yangtze River.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 5th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering (ICCAHE 2016)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-250-3
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccahe-16.2016.108How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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