It is shown that the longitudinal component of the mean velocity in a coastal plain estuary may be computed by indirect methods. To do this, use is made of the lateral and longitudinal components of the equation of motion, the tidal velocity amplitudes, and a deduced relationship between the vertical and lateral eddy stresses. The method is evaluated for a station in the James River estuary. The resultant computed velocities agree quantitatively with the corresponding observed velocities.
Pritchard, D. W., and Richard E. Kent. 1956. "A method for determining mean longitudinal velocities in a coastal plain estuary." Journal of Marine Research 15, (1). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/865