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

Chanson, Hubert (2010). Environmental, ecological and cultural impacts of tidal bores, burros and bonos. In P.A. Lopez-Jimenez, V.S. Fuertes-Miquel, P.L. Iglesias-Rey, G. Lopez-Patino, F.J. Martinez-Soliano and G. Palau-Salivdor (Ed.), Environmental hydraulics: Theoretical, experimental and computational solutions: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics, IWEH09 (pp. 3-9) Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title of chapter Environmental, ecological and cultural impacts of tidal bores, burros and bonos
Title of book Environmental hydraulics: Theoretical, experimental and computational solutions: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics, IWEH09
Place of Publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Publisher CRC Press/Balkema
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Year available 2009
ISBN 9780415566971
0415566975
Editor P.A. Lopez-Jimenez
V.S. Fuertes-Miquel
P.L. Iglesias-Rey
G. Lopez-Patino
F.J. Martinez-Soliano
G. Palau-Salivdor
Chapter number 1
Start page 3
End page 9
Total pages 7
Total chapters 81
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
0905 Civil Engineering
090509 Water Resources Engineering
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, burro, bono, benak 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 bores are also 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.
Keyword Tidal bores
Turbulence
Turbulent mixing
Theory
Observations
Environmental impact
Ecological impact
Cultural heritage
Burro
Bono
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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