Coastal currents of northern Papua New Guinea, and the Sepik River outflow

  title={Coastal currents of northern Papua New Guinea, and the Sepik River outflow},
  author={George R. Cresswell},
  journal={Marine and Freshwater Research},
  • G. Cresswell
  • Published 13 August 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine and Freshwater Research
This paper reviews work on the currents of northern Papua New Guinea and then examines recent observations with a research vessel, moored instruments, simple drifters, and NOAA satellite AVHRR and RADARSAT synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. The dominant large scale features are: the strong New Guinea Coastal Undercurrent that flows through Vitiaz Strait and then reaches along the coast towards Irian Jaya; the New Guinea Coastal Current that reverses with the monsoons; and a wind-driven… 
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