Spatial and Temporal Variability of Internal Wave Forcing on a Coral Reef

  title={Spatial and Temporal Variability of Internal Wave Forcing on a Coral Reef},
  author={James J. Leichter and Grant B. Deane and M. Dale Stokes},
  journal={Journal of Physical Oceanography},
The deployment of a dense spatial array of temperature sensors on a coral reef in the Florida Keys provided a unique view of the interaction of cool water incursions generated by internal waves with the three-dimensional reef bathymetry. Water temperature on the reef surface was sampled every 5 s at 100 points on a 100 m by 150 m grid with concomitant measurements of water column velocity and temperature from mid-May through mid-August 2003. Episodic incursions of cool, subsurface water were… 

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