Seasonal circulation over the Catalan inner-shelf (northwest Mediterranean Sea) Grifoll, Manel Aretxabaleta, Alfredo L. Pelegri, Josep L. Espino, Manuel Warner, John C. Sanchez-Arcilla, Agustin 2014-01-22T21:01:07Z 2014-10-22T08:57:21Z 2013-10-25
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dc.description.abstract This study characterizes the seasonal cycle of the Catalan inner-shelf circulation using observations and complementary numerical results. The relation between seasonal circulation and forcing mechanisms is explored through the depth-averaged momentum balance, for the period between May 2010 and April 2011, when velocity observations were partially available. The monthly-mean along-shelf flow is mainly controlled by the along-shelf pressure gradient and by surface and bottom stresses. During summer, fall, and winter, the along-shelf momentum balance is dominated by the barotropic pressure gradient and local winds. During spring, both wind stress and pressure gradient act in the same direction and are compensated by bottom stress. In the cross-shelf direction the dominant forces are in geostrophic balance, consistent with dynamic altimetry data. en_US
dc.description.embargo 2014-04-25 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007/2013) under grant agreement 242284 (Field_ac project). en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 118 (2013): 5844–5857 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/jgrc.20403
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dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en_US
dc.subject Momentum balance en_US
dc.subject Catalan shelf en_US
dc.subject Hydrodynamic modeling en_US
dc.subject Seasonal variability en_US
dc.title Seasonal circulation over the Catalan inner-shelf (northwest Mediterranean Sea) en_US
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