Temporal and spatial variability of radium in the coastal ocean and its impact on computation of nearshore cross-shelf mixing rates

@inproceedings{Colbert2007TemporalAS,
  title={Temporal and spatial variability of radium in the coastal ocean and its impact on computation of nearshore cross-shelf mixing rates},
  author={Steven L. Colbert and Douglas E. Hammond},
  year={2007}
}
Constraining the exchange of water from the shoreline to the mid-shelf is necessary for the development of accurate and predictive models of nearshore circulation. Ra isotopes, which emanate from sediments and have a variety of half-lives, may be useful in measuring cross-shelf mixing rates. The distributions of Ra isotopes were measured in transects extending perpendicular from the shoreline at Sunset Beach and Huntington Beach, CA. The average inventory at Sunset Beach was four times greater… CONTINUE READING