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Published by Springer-Verlag in Berlin, New York .
Written in English


  • Water masses -- Congresses.,
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Statementedited by Malcolm J. Bowman and Wayne E. Esaias, and coauthored by the participants ; [co-sponsored by United States Coast Guard ... et al.].
ContributionsBowman, Malcolm J., Esaias, Wayne E., State University of New York at Stony Brook. Marine Sciences Research Center., United States. Coast Guard.
LC ClassificationsGC297 .O32
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Paginationvi, 114 p. :
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4721714M
ISBN 100387088237
LC Control Number78008917

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Oceanic Fronts in Coastal Processes: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the Marine Sciences Research Center, May 25–27, Malcolm J. Bowman (auth.), Malcolm J. Bowman, Wayne E. Esaias (eds.) On a small invited group of coastal oceanographers assembled at the Marine Sciences Research Center at Stony Brook for three days of intensive discussions in a cloistered setting. large oceanic currents of the Gulf Stream type, a variety of fronts exists in the ocean associated with various eddies, coastal upwelling, intrusions in the intermediate waters, river discharges into coastal zones of the ocean, and so on. In its turn instability of fronts gives rise to formation of eddies and jets with their own frontogenetic. 2 Introduction • Over two-thirds of Earth’s surface is ocean. • Global climate patterns are influenced by oceanic circulation which in turn is controlled by the physical characteristics of the oceans. • The evolution of coastal landforms depends on the interaction of wave action with processes . Coastal Ocean Processes publishes research undertaken in the coastal ocean and is a conduit for the exchange of ideas between physical, chemical and biological coastal oceanographers and marine geologists. The coastal ocean links the terrestrial and marine environments and is defined as the region between the continental slope and estuaries, including the nearshore region. This region.

About the Book This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. Cite this paper as: Bowman M.J., Iverson R.L. () Estuarine and Plume Fronts. In: Bowman M.J., Esaias W.E. (eds) Oceanic Fronts in Coastal Processes. 'The book's presentation is of high standard. It can be utilized as a textbook on coastal processes and coastal engineering. The authors, who have devoted a lot of time in conducting research in coastal engineering, deserve to be congratulated on their achievement.' Source: Bulletin. Ocean currents and related processes exert relevant impacts on marine life; the most Associated with most of these processes and currents, a variety of fronts are frequently developed. In these fronts, diverse mechanisms operate to tidal currents and coastal and oceanic fronts. While each of .

About this book. Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series, Volume During the past several years, research into the frontal divisions of the ocean has been particularly intensive. The significance of this lies not only in . Coastal zone: is defined as the transition zone where the land meets water, the region that is directly influenced by marine hydrodynamic processes. • The coastal zone extends offshore to the continental shelf break and onshore to the first major change in topography above the reach of major storm waves. • The CZ is divided into four subzones. Shelf break fronts are the result of differences in hydrographic properties between the coastal ocean and the open sea. As noted briefly in the Introduction, the ocean's response to atmospheric forcing is modified in the coastal ocean through limited water depth and freshwater input from point sources along the coast. The water of the coastal ocean can therefore be significantly fresher, saltier, colder or . Get this from a library! Oceanic fronts in coastal processes: proceedings of a workshop held at the Marine Sciences Research Center, May , [Malcolm J Bowman; Wayne E Esaias; State University of New York at Stony Brook. Marine Sciences Research Center.; United States. Coast Guard.;].