Stochastic optimal control for determination of freshwater inflows to Estuaries

Bing Zhao, Larry Mays

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Abstract

The objective of the research is to develop estuarine system management models based upon discrete-time stochastic optimal control. An analytical feedback control law is given. The control law enables the decision-makers to determine the optimal upstream reservoir releases during a month after the salinity and nutrients levels in the estuary are observed at the beginning of the month. Two types of estuarine systems are considered. One is a lumped-parameter system. Another is a distributed-parameter system described by a two-dimensional hydrodynamic and salinity transport finite difference numerical model (HYD-SAL). The proposed estuarine system management models are applied to the Lavaca-Tres-Palacios Estuary in Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages645-648
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0784400202
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: May 23 1994May 26 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and

Other

OtherProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period5/23/945/26/94

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Zhao, B., & Mays, L. (1994). Stochastic optimal control for determination of freshwater inflows to Estuaries. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and (pp. 645-648). (Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and). Publ by ASCE.