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Oceanography of the Southeastern U.S. Continental Shelf

Oceanography of the Southeastern U.S. Continental Shelf

L. P. Atkinson (Editor), D. W. Menzel (Editor), K. A. Bush (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66518-3

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

156 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Sciences, Volume 2.

The AGU Monograph Series on Coastal and Estuarine Regimes is intended to provide 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 designed 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 and observations of coastal and estuarine regimes together on the global scale.

Preface vii

Introduction: Oceanography of the Southeast United States Continental Shelf
L. P. Atkinson and D. W. Menzel 1

Wind Stress Climatology in the South Atlantic Bight
J. O. Blanton, F. B. Schwing, A. H. Weber, L. J. Pietrafesa, and D. W. Hayes 10

Physical Oceanographic Processes in the Carolina Capes
L. ]. Pietrafesa, G. S. Janowitz, and P. A. Wittman 23

Shelf Circulation From Cape Canaveral to Cape Fear During Winter
T. N. Lee, V. Kourafalou, J. D. Wang, W. J. Ho, J. O. Blanton, L. P. Atkinson, and L. ]. Pietrafesa 33

The Tidal Regime in the South Atlantic Bight
L. J. Pietrafesa, J. O. Blanton, J. D. Wang, V. Kourafalou, T. N. Lee, and K. A. Bush 63

Hydrography and Nutrients of the Southeastern U.S. Continental Shelf
L. P. Atkinson 77

Environmental Control of Phytoplankton Production on the Southeastern U.S. Continental Shelf
J. A. Yoder 93

The Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton on the Southeastern Shelf of the United States
G. A. Paffenhofer 104

The Microbial Food Web of the Southeastern U.S. Continental Shelf
L. R. Pomeroy 118

Seasonal Changes in Soft Bottom Macroinfauna of the U.S. South Atlantic Bight
K. R. Tenore 130

Factors Influencing the Concentration and Distribution of Trace Metals in the South Atlantic Bight
H. L. Windom and R. G. Smith, Jr. 141

Summary and Future Plans for South Atlantic Bight Oceanography
K. A. Bush, J. O. Blanton, and L. P. Atkinson 153