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dc.contributor.authorBrink, Kenneth H.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-29T18:47:27Z
dc.date.available2018-11-29T18:47:27Z
dc.date.issued2018-01
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Marine Research 76 (2018): 1-22en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10749
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author, 2018. This article is posted here by permission of [publisher] for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Marine Research 76 (2018): 1-22, doi:10.1357/002224018824082016.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn idealized numerical model is used to explore the generation of mean flows by oscillating wind forcing in a stratified coastal ocean with no alongshore variability, i.e., where neither barotropic nor baroclinic instability is a factor. On the inner shelf, where surface-to-bottom mixing occurs, a mean cross-shelf flow develops, as examined by Castelao et al. (2010), and the present results suggest that this flow can remain two-dimensional if there is a nonzero cross-shelf density gradient. Offshore of the inner shelf, where the water column is stratified, a mean alongshore flow develops in the direction opposite to coastal-trapped wave propagation. This flow is associated with cross-shelf density gradients that are set up by the asymmetry between onshore and offshore flow in the bottom boundary layer. Both forms of rectified flow (cross-shelf and alongshore) are sensitive to the presence of surface heating, and the rectifications can be readily masked by the effect of a steady alongshore wind stress.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was partially supported by the National Science Foundation Physical Oceanography Program through grant OCE-1433953.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSears Foundation for Marine Researchen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1357/002224018824082016
dc.subjectContinental shelfen_US
dc.subjectRectified flowen_US
dc.subjectWind forcingen_US
dc.titleRectified flow in a stratified coastal oceanen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1357/002224018824082016


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