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  • Analysis and interpretation of tidal currents in the coastal boundary layer 

    May, Paul Wesley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-05)
    Concern with the impact of human activities on the coastal region of the world's oceans has elicited interest in the so-called "coastal boundary layer"-that band of water adjacent to the coast where ocean currents ...
  • Hydrodynamic controls on multiple tidal inlet persistence 

    Salles, Paulo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2001-02)
    The importance of the persistence of multiple inlets in coastal systems is fundamental for issues such as water quality, navigability, and beach/barrier stability. In long embayments, having extended residence times, the ...
  • Mixing processes and hydraulic control in a highly stratified estuary 

    MacDonald, Daniel G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-02)
    This thesis utilizes field data from the Fraser River Estuary, a highly stratified system located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, to investigate the nature of mixing processes in a highly stratified environment, ...
  • Stratification on the Skagit Bay tidal flats 

    Pavel, Vera L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2012-09)
    Estuarine density stratification may be controlled primarily by cross-shore processes (analogous to longitudinal control in narrow estuaries), or by both cross- and alongshore processes (typical of coastal plumes). Here ...
  • Tidal band current variability over the Northern California continental shelf 

    Rosenfeld, Leslie K. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1986-12)
    The focus of this dissertation is on the description and dynamical interpretation of the tidal band current fluctuations over the continental shelf off northern California. The term "tidal band" is used here to denote ...
  • Tidal dynamics and dispersion around coastal headlands 

    Signell, Richard P. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1989-09)
    The dynamics of shallow tidal currents and tide-induced dispersion are investigated around coastal headlands that have alongshore length scales that are comparable to or less than the tidal excursion. Depth-averaged shallow ...
  • Verification of numerical models for hydrothermal plume water through field measurements at TAG 

    Wichers, Sacha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005-02)
    Hydrothermal vents discharge superheated, mineral rich water into our oceans, thereby providing a habitat for exotic chemosynthetic biological communities. Hydrothermal fluids are convected upwards until they cool and ...