Baroclinic Processes on Continental Shelves by Christopher N. K. Mooers

By Christopher N. K. Mooers

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Published through the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Coastal and Estuarine Sciences Series.

The AGU Monograph sequence on Coastal and Estuarine Regimes offers well timed summaries and stories of significant method and local reports, either observational and theoretical, and of theoretical and numerical versions. It grew out of an IAPSO/SCOR/ECOR operating team initiative numerous years in the past meant to augment medical communications in this subject. The sequence' authors and editors are drawn from the foreign group. the final word target is to stimulate bringing the speculation, observations, and modeling of coastal and estuarine regimes jointly at the worldwide scale.

Chapter 1 Coastal Trapped Waves (pages 1–18): J.M. Huthnance, L.A. Mysak and D.?P. Wang
Chapter 2 inner Tides, inner Waves and Near?Inertial Motions (pages 19–31): Peter G. Baines
Chapter three Shelf holiday circulate procedures (pages 33–62): John A. Johnson and Nicole Rockliff
Chapter four Coastal and Estuarine Fronts (pages 63–93): J.H. Simpson and I.D. James
Chapter five The Coastal Boundary Layer and internal Shelf (pages 95–108): N.R. Pettigrew and S.P. Murray
Chapter 6 Estuarine?Shelf Interactions (pages 109–115): W.J. Wiseman
Chapter 7 methods That have an effect on Stratification in Shelf Waters (pages 117–130): Larry P. Atkinson and Jackson O. Blanton

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