Morphological and Numerical Modeling of a Highly Dynamic Tidal Inlet at Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick

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Title: Morphological and Numerical Modeling of a Highly Dynamic Tidal Inlet at Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick
Authors: Logan, Seth J.
Date: 2012
Abstract: Shippagan Gully is a tidal inlet located near Shippagan, New Brunswick on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It is a particularly complex tidal inlet due to the fact that its tidal lagoon transects the Acadian peninsula and is open to the Bay des Chaleurs at its opposite end. As such, two open boundaries with phase lagged tidal cycles drive flow through the inlet, alternating direction with each tide and reaching velocities in excess of 2m/s. Hydrodynamic and morphological processes at the site are further complicated by the presence of a highly variable wave climate. Presently, shipping practices through the inlet are limited due to continual sedimentation within and immediately offshore from Shippagan Gully. As such, an extensive field study, desktop analysis and numerical and morphological modeling of Shippagan Gully have been conducted in order to provide guidance for future works. Modeling was conducted using the CMS-Wave and CMS-Flow numerical modeling system.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20527
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5139
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