Modeling and observations of high-frequency flow variability and internal waves at a Caribbean reef spawning aggregation site

  title={Modeling and observations of high-frequency flow variability and internal waves at a Caribbean reef spawning aggregation site},
  author={Tal Ezer and William D. Heyman and Chris Houser and Bj{\"o}rn Kjerfve},
  journal={Ocean Dynamics},
The characteristics and forcing mechanisms of high-frequency flow variations (periods of minutes to days) were investigated near Gladden Spit, a reef promontory off the coast of Belize. Direct field observations and a high-resolution (50-m grid size) numerical ocean model are used to describe the flow variations that impact the initial dispersion of eggs and larvae from this site, which serves as a spawning aggregation site for many species of reef fishes. Idealized sensitivity model… 
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