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Title: Coastal current observations

Abstract

A number of field observations of coastal currents have been recently reported. Using for the most part data acquired with moored current meters, these have allowed the determination of the spectrum of coastal currents in a broad frequency band, corresponding to periods ranging from 1 cycle/month to 1 cpm, in a wide variety of geomorphological settings and climates. In addition to such statistical descriptions of the current field, certain of these observations are such as to allow the effects of different driving forces, such as seasonal and short-term meteorological forcing, adjoining ocean current systems, and tides, to be studied separately, providing required information for the development of reliable models of coastal currents.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, California 92093
OSTI Identifier:
6200075
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Rev. Geophys. Space Phys.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; CALIFORNIA; COASTAL WATERS; WATER CURRENTS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; ISOLATED VALUES; REVIEWS; VARIATIONS; WIND; CURRENTS; DATA; DATA FORMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; INFORMATION; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; SURFACE WATERS; USA; WESTERN REGION; 580500* - Oceanography- (1980-1989)

Citation Formats

Winant, C.D. Coastal current observations. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1029/RG017i001p00089.
Winant, C.D. Coastal current observations. United States. doi:10.1029/RG017i001p00089.
Winant, C.D. Thu . "Coastal current observations". United States. doi:10.1029/RG017i001p00089.
@article{osti_6200075,
title = {Coastal current observations},
author = {Winant, C.D.},
abstractNote = {A number of field observations of coastal currents have been recently reported. Using for the most part data acquired with moored current meters, these have allowed the determination of the spectrum of coastal currents in a broad frequency band, corresponding to periods ranging from 1 cycle/month to 1 cpm, in a wide variety of geomorphological settings and climates. In addition to such statistical descriptions of the current field, certain of these observations are such as to allow the effects of different driving forces, such as seasonal and short-term meteorological forcing, adjoining ocean current systems, and tides, to be studied separately, providing required information for the development of reliable models of coastal currents.},
doi = {10.1029/RG017i001p00089},
journal = {Rev. Geophys. Space Phys.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 17:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}