Steven J. Lentz

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Ocean surface current measurements from high-frequency (HF) radar are assessed by comparing these data to near-surface current observations from 1 to 30 October 1994 at two moored subsurface current meter arrays (20 and 25 m) instrumented with vector-measuring current meters (VMCMs) and Seacat sensors during the Duck94 experiment. A dual-station ocean(More)
A strong relationship is observed between synoptic weather systems and atmospheric forcing of the ocean as estimated from buoy measurements made on the North Carolina inner shelf during August and October-November 1994 as part of the Coastal Ocean Processes (COOP) Inner Shelf Study. Synoptic variation (timescales of days to weeks) in the meteorological time(More)
Our long-term goal is to identify and understand the dominant vertical mixing processes influencing the evolution of the stratification over continental shelves. OBJECTIVES We want to understand the dynamics of the surface and bottom boundary layers over continental shelves and how the boundary layers contribute to mixing and the evolution of the(More)
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The variability of salt transport determines the variation of the length of the salinity intrusion and the large-scale density gradient in an estuary. This thesis contains three studies that address salt transport and the salt balance. The variation of salt transport with the depth, the along-channel salinity gradient, and the amplitude of the tidal(More)
Moored time series from the Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment (CODE), Shelf Mixed Layer Experiment (SMILE), Sediment Transport Events over the Shelf and Slope (STRESS) study, and Northern California Coastal Circulation Study (NCCCS) are used to study subtidal cross-shelf circulation over the northern California shelf. The northern California shelf, like(More)
Coral growth and carbonate accumulation form the foundation of the coral reef ecosystem. Changes in environmental conditions due to coastal development, climate change, and ocean acidification may pose a threat to net carbonate production in the near future. Controlled laboratory studies demonstrate that calcification by corals and coralline algae is(More)
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