Observations of Cross-Shelf Flow Driven by Cross-Shelf Winds on the Inner Continental Shelf

  title={Observations of Cross-Shelf Flow Driven by Cross-Shelf Winds on the Inner Continental Shelf},
  author={Melanie R. Fewings and Steven J. Lentz and Janet Fredericks},
Six-yr-long time series of winds, waves, and water velocity from a cabled coastal observatory in 12 m of water reveal the separate dependence of the cross-shelf velocity profile on cross-shelf and along-shelf winds, waves, and tides. During small waves, cross-shelf wind is the dominant mechanism driving the cross-shelf circulation after tides and tidal residual motions are removed. The along-shelf wind does not drive a substantial cross-shelf circulation. During offshore winds, the cross-shelf… CONTINUE READING
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