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Fig. 3. Circulation and momentum balances for idealized inlet II, otherwise same as Fig. 2.
dominate; we will examine this point in more detail
is similar to the flow field since in the rotated
in Section 4.
coordinate system the streamwise velocity is
equivalent to the flow speed. In the normal
3.4. Idealized inlet IV
lateral pressure gradients along the entire inlet
Fig. 5 shows the momentum balances for inlet
length, but are confined to regions adjacent to the
IV. Here the dynamics are a combination of
headlands (Figs. 4i and j). Along the center region
those found for inlets II and III. Flood flow is
of this inlet, it is not immediately obvious from
driven by a strong favorable (negative) pressure