Wind-induced circulation in Todos Santos bay, B. C., Mexico

M. L. ARGOTE ESPINOSA, F. J. GAVIDIA MEDINA, A. AMADOR BUENROSTRO

Abstract

A hydrodynamical numerical model is used to predict the wind-induced circulation in Todos Santos Bay for wind conditions representative of summer, winter and the aperiodic westerly "Santana" winds. Maximum velocities along the coast and return flows are apparently induced by topographic effects. Some effects of this circulation are discussed in relation to pollution problems.

 

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