Tidal variations of flow convergence, shear, and stratification at the Rio de la Plata estuary turbidity front

  title={Tidal variations of flow convergence, shear, and stratification at the Rio de la Plata estuary turbidity front},
  author={Mariana B. Frami{\~n}an and Arnoldo Valle‐Levinson and H{\'e}ctor Hito Sep{\'u}lveda and Otis B. Brown},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] Intratidal variability of density and velocity fields is investigated at the turbidity front of the Rio de la Plata Estuary, South America. Current velocity and temperature-salinity profiles collected in August 1999 along a repeated transect crossing the front are analyzed. Horizontal and vertical gradients, stability of the front, convergence zones, and transverse flow associated to the frontal boundary are described. Strong horizontal convergence of the across-front velocity and build up… 

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