such as in the region of flow separation. The impact of model distortion on
the turbulent flow regions was unknown during testing of the idealized models.
That question was subsequently examined in a later portion of this study (see
Chapters 4 and 5).
Despite the model distortion and idealized bathymetry, the two idealized
models produced flow patterns that were visually similar to those observed in the
field, and this lent credence to the observations made and hypotheses developed
during testing of the idealized models.
The two idealized models were referred to as the large-area model and the
small-area model as delineated in the map in Figure 6. The large-area model was
Figure 6. Area coverage of large-area and small-area idealized models
Chapter 3 Idealized Cook Inlet Models