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Baroclinic Processes on Continental Shelves

Baroclinic Processes on Continental Shelves

Christopher N. K. Mooers (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66499-5 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 130 Pages



Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Sciences, Volume 3.

The AGU Monograph Series on Coastal and Estuarine Regimes provides timely summaries and reviews of major process and regional studies, both observational and theoretical, and of theoretical and numerical models. It grew out of an IAPSO/SCOR/ECOR working group initiative several years ago intended to enhance scientific communications on this topic. The series' authors and editors are drawn from the international community. The ultimate goal is to stimulate bringing the theory, observations, and modeling of coastal and estuarine regimes together on the global scale.

Christopher N. K. Mooers vii

Coastal Trapped Waves
J. M. Huthnance, L. A. Mysak and D.-P. Wang 1

Internal Tides, Internal Waves and Near-Inertial Motions
P. G. Baines 19

Shelf Break Circulation Processes
John A. Johnson and Nicole Rockliff 33

Coastal and Estuarine Fronts
J. H. Simpson and I. D. James 63

The Coastal Boundary Layer and Inner Shelf
N. R. Pettigrew and S. P. Murray 95

Estuarine-Shelf Interactions
W. J. Wiseman, Jr. 109

Processes That Affect Stratification in Shelf Waters
Larry P. Atkinson and Jackson O. Blanton 117