The circulation and residence time of the strait of Georgia using a simple mixing‐box approach

@article{Pawlowicz2007TheCA,
  title={The circulation and residence time of the strait of Georgia using a simple mixing‐box approach},
  author={Rich Pawlowicz and Olivier Riche and Mark J. Halverson},
  journal={Atmosphere-Ocean},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={173 - 193}
}
Abstract New observations in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada show that temperature and dissolved oxygen have a pronounced seasonal cycle, with a spatially varying phase. Phase lags in oscillating systems arise due to internal time scales which can be interpreted in fluid systems as residence times. Exploiting phase we construct a quantitative and internally consistent circulation scheme for this body of water after dividing it into four regions: the Fraser River plume, the… 
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