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drifter study of the Lagrangian mean circulation of Delaware Bay and adjacent shelf waters

Edwin Henry Pape

drifter study of the Lagrangian mean circulation of Delaware Bay and adjacent shelf waters

by Edwin Henry Pape

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Published by Delaware Sea Grant College Program, University of Delaware in Newark .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Estuarine oceanography -- Delaware Bay (Del. and N.J.),
  • Ocean currents -- Delaware Bay (Del. and N.J.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Edwin Henry Pape III.
    SeriesDEL-SG -- 18-81.
    ContributionsUniversity of Delaware.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination150 p. :
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16107514M

    Full text of "Chesapeake Bay Plume Study: Superflux " See other formats. Oceanography (compound of the Greek words ὠκεανός meaning "ocean" and γράφω meaning "write"), also known as oceanology, is the study of the physical and biological aspects of the is an important Earth science, which covers a wide range of topics, including ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea.

    The Delaware Bay estuary is one of the largest along the U.S. east coast. It is 45 km wide at its widest point and extends approximately km from the head of the Delaware River to the bay mouth. The mouth is 18 km wide from Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Cape May, New Jersey. The bay’s mean depth is 7.   1. Introduction [2] Fresh waters supplied to the continental shelf by rivers and estuaries form coastal buoyant outflows. During light winds, plumes affected by the Earth's rotation flow down shelf (in the direction of Kelvin wave propagation) as slender buoyancy‐driven coastal currents [Garvine, ].Winds can influence the across‐shelf structure of these plumes and the along‐shelf.

      This bay experiences mixed semidiurnal tides with mean tidal range of m and a tidal prism volume of × 10 7 m 3 (Shirzad et al. ). Due to the small volume of the estuary ( × 10 7 m 3 at mean lower low water) and the strong tidal forcing, there is close coupling between the estuary and the coastal ocean. In the cross-shelf direction, an upwelling wind drives the waters shallower than 10 m offshore and activates a stronger bottom returning current, bringing about an intrusion of offshore saline waters, which detaches the core of the buoyant plume from the coast and diverts the .


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Drifter study of the Lagrangian mean circulation of Delaware Bay and adjacent shelf waters by Edwin Henry Pape Download PDF EPUB FB2

College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware Surface and seabed drifters were used to study the subtidal circulation in Delaware Bay and over the adjacent continental shelf of the Middle Atlantic Bight.

Over drifters were released in eight. Book contents; Estuarine Comparisons. Estuarine Comparisons. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial International Estuarine Research Conference, Gleneden Beach, Oregon, November 1–6,Pages COMPARISON OF DISPERSAL OF CRAB LARVAE IN DELAWARE BAY, USA, AND THE GULF OF NICOYA, CENTRAL AMERICA.

Author links open overlay panel C.E Cited by:   Lagrangian characterization of continental shelf circulation provides estimates of the retention and transport of particulate and dissolved substances.

In this paper, we quantify the retentive characteristics of the Southeast US Continental Shelf by comparing observed and numerical (modeled) drifters released throughout and Cited by: Lagrangian characterization of continental shelf circulation provides estimates of the retention and transport of particulate and dissolved substances.

In this paper, we quantify the retentive characteristics of the Southeast US Continental Shelf by comparing observed and numerical (modeled) drifters released throughout and   Previous work in Delaware Bay and adjacent coastal waters identified three dominant forcing mechanisms typically associated with estuarine–ocean exchange: tides, buoyancy-driven flow, and winds.

From 53 current meter records, Münchow et al. () reported that the M2 tide explains about 90% of the tidal current kinetic energy by: Moving south to the Middle Atlantic Bight, surface and seabed drifters were used to study the subtidal circulation in Delaware Bay and the adjacent continental shelf (Stefánsson et al., ; Pape.

2. SCOPE observations near the Choctawhatchee Bay system. The study area is located in the estuarine and shelf waters in the vicinity of Choctawhatchee Bay, which is aligned in an east–west direction along the Florida Panhandle. Numerous bayous and creeks lining its banks are sources of freshwater for the bay.

Exchange of water between eastern Casco Bay and the adjacent Gulf of Maine shelf is examined to assess the circulation processes that impact the distribution and occurrence of a toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium fundyense, in eastern Casco the inner shelf adjacent to the bay, tidal variance is weak, and the across-shelf current is highly coherent and in phase with the along-shelf.

circulation at the delaware bay mouth from the lagrangian and eulerian perspectives July – June A consistent picture of the circulation of the Delaware Bay estuary and adjacentTitle: Research Scientist at SRI.

The simulation domain includes the entire Delaware estuary and km of the adjacent continental shelf (extending out to the m isobath).The river course has been artificially bent in the model (apparent in Fig. 1) to keep the tidal reaches of the Delaware River within the smallest possible g shows that these river course changes only have local effects.

This study examined the spatial and temporal scales of patches of crab larvae in the coastal waters of the Middle Atlantic Eight near the mouth of Delaware Bay, USA ( degreesN, 75 degreesW).

A consistent picture of the circulation of the Delaware Bay estuary and adjacent inner shelf established in the literature is based on a synthesis of mooring and. The dynamics of the mean circulation over the MAB shelf remain uncertain, in part because there have been few quantitative tests of dynamical models of the mean circulation.

It has long been assumed that the MAB mean circulation is not driven solely by the local wind stress, which would tend to force an eastward flow on the New England shelf. Exchange of water between eastern Casco Bay and the adjacent Gulf of Maine shelf is examined to assess the circulation processes that impact the distribution and occurrence of a toxic.

The following section describes the study area and physical characteristics of the Delaware Bay buoyant outflow. Sections 3 and 4 detail methods used to configure the simulation. Section 5 describes the observational data used for model evaluation. Section 6 compares results with estuarine salinity observations.

Section 7 discusses simulated and observed freshwater delivery to the shelf. To increase confidence in the system’s ocean circulation predictions in that area, a detailed validation exercise was carried out using HF radar and Lagrangian drifter-derived surface currents.

[1] The circulation of Tampa Bay is investigated using a high‐resolution, three‐dimensional, density‐dependent, finite volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM) that includes Tampa Bay, the intracoastal waterway, and the inner portion of the west Florida continental shelf.

Model performance over the three‐month interval, September to Novemberis assessed against. Bates, N. Air-sea CO2 fluxes and the continental shelf pump of carbon in the Chukchi Sea adjacent to the Arctic Ocean Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 21 Beaugrand, G. Decadal changes in climate and ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas Deep-Sea Research Part II—Topical Studies in Oceanography 56 A drifter study of the Lagrangian mean circulation of Delaware Bay and adjacent shelf waters / by Edwin Henry Pape III.

Newark: Delaware Sea Grant College Program, University of Delaware, A2 no In this study, we explored across-shelf advection and exchange and the associated transport of bivalve larvae. We tested the hypothesis that the interface of a coastal current and inshore waters can act as an ecological barrier to across-shelf transport of larvae and asked whether that barrier can be overcome by strong wind-induced transport or tidal currents.

We present a method for estimating the upper bound of the horizontal eddy diffusivity using a non-stationary Lagrangian stochastic model. First, we identify a mixing barrier using a priori evidence (e.g., aerial photographs or satellite imagery) and using a Lagrangian diagnostic calculated from observed or modeled spatially non-trivial, time-dependent velocities [for instance, the relative.W.

C. Boicourt -Chesapeake Bay Institute The Johns Hopkins University SUMMARY Current meters and temperature-salinity recorders confirm that the upper layers of the continental shelf waters off Chesapeake Bay can be banded in summer, such that the coastal boundary layer (consisting of the Bay outflow) and the outer shelf flow southward while.Ron K.

Hoeke, Curt D. Storlazzi and Peter V. Ridd, Drivers of circulation in a fringing coral reef embayment: A wave-flow coupled numerical modeling study of Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, Continental Shelf Research, /, 58, (), ().