Environmental, ecological and cultural impacts of tidal bores, benaks, bonos and burros

Chanson, Hubert (2009). Environmental, ecological and cultural impacts of tidal bores, benaks, bonos and burros. In: P.A. Lopez-Jimenez, V.S. Fuertes-Miquel, P.L. Iglesias-Rey, G. Lopez-Patino, F.J. Martinez-Solano and G. Palau-Salvador, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics IWEH09, Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Solutions. International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics IWEH09, Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Solutions, Valencia, Spain, (1-20). 29-30 October 2009.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title of paper Environmental, ecological and cultural impacts of tidal bores, benaks, bonos and burros
Conference name International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics IWEH09, Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Solutions
Conference location Valencia, Spain
Conference dates 29-30 October 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics IWEH09, Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Solutions
Place of Publication Valencia, Spain
Publisher IWEH
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor P.A. Lopez-Jimenez
V.S. Fuertes-Miquel
P.L. Iglesias-Rey
G. Lopez-Patino
F.J. Martinez-Solano
G. Palau-Salvador
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A tidal bore is a series of waves propagating upstream as the tidal flow turns to rising. It forms during the spring tide conditions when the tidal range exceeds 4 to 6 m and the flood tide is confined to a narrow funnelled estuary with low freshwater levels. Tidal bores are locally called mascaret, pororoca, benak, bono, burro and aegir. A tidal bore is associated with a massive mixing of the estuarine waters that stirs the organic matter and creates some rich fishing grounds. Its occurrence is essential to many ecological processes and the survival of unique eco-systems. The tidal bore is also an integral part of the cultural heritage in many regions: the Qiantang River bore in China, the Severn River bore in UK, the Dordogne River in France. In this contribution, the environmental, ecological and cultural impacts of tidal bores are detailed and discussed.
Subjects 09 Engineering
0905 Civil Engineering
090509 Water Resources Engineering
Keyword Tidal bores
Theory
Observations
Environmental impact
Ecological impact
Cultural impact
Heritage
Benak
Burro
Bono
Mascaret
Pororoca
Turbulence
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes The ful bibliographic details are: CHANSON, H. (2009). "Environmental, Ecological and Cultural Impacts of Tidal Bores, Benaks, Bonos and Burros." Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics IWEH09, Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Solutions, Valencia, Spain, 29-30 Oct., P.A. LOPEZ-JIMENEZ, V.S. FUERTES-MIQUEL, P.L. IGLESIAS-REY, G. LOPEZ-PATINO, F.J. MARTINEZ-SOLANO, and G. PALAU-SALVADOR Eds., Invited keynote lecture, 20 pages (CD-ROM).

 
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