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Wind-driven circulation on a shallow, stratified shelf
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-08)
Data from the Coastal Ocean Processes Inner Shelf Study are analyzed to determine atmospheric forcing characteristics and the heat balance of the inner shelf, and are used as motivation for a numerical study of inner ...
The influence of a steady baroclinic deep ocean on the shelf
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1988-06)
The degree to which a baroclinic deep ocean could be responsible for the mean flow on the shallow continental shelf is examined using steady, boundary forced models which incorporate bottom friction. One set of models, ...
Dynamics of freshwater plumes : observations and numerical modeling of the wind-forced response and alongshore freshwater transport
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-06)
A freshwater plume often forms when a river or an estuary discharges water onto the continental shelf. Freshwater plumes are ubiquitous features of the coastal ocean and usually leave a striking signature in the coastal ...
Geochemistry of surface sediments from the fjords of Northern Chilean Patagonia (44–47°S) : spatial variability and implications for paleoclimate reconstructions
The Patagonian fjords have a clear potential to provide high-resolution sedimentary and geochemical records of past climate and environmental change in the Southern Andes. To improve our ability to interpret these proxy ...
Climate change threatens polar bear populations : a stochastic demographic analysis
(Ecological Society of America, 2010-10)
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) depends on sea ice for feeding, breeding, and movement. Significant reductions in Arctic sea ice are forecast to continue because of climate warming. We evaluated the impacts of climate ...
Tidal velocity asymmetries and bedload transport in shallow embayments
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1987-08)
Tidally forced circulation can cause a net near-bed transport of sediment when the tidal velocity is asymmetric about a zero mean (flood or ebb dominant) and the transport rate is nonlinearly related to velocity. The ...
Biogeochemical responses to late-winter storms in the Sargasso Sea, I - Pulses of primary and new production
(Elsevier B.V., 2008-09-17)
Descriptions of WHOI sediment cores, volume 7
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-02)
This report supplements Volumes 1-6 of the core descriptions published previously in this sequence (Johnson and Driscoll, 1975; 1977; Broda, Franks, and Keith, 1981). It contains visual descriptions and smear slide ...
Seismic and magnetic constraints on the structure of upper oceanic crust at fast and slow spreading ridges
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998-09)
The upper ocean crust contains a comprehensive record of the shallow geological processes active along the world's mid-ocean ridge system. This thesis examines the magnetic and seismic structure of the upper crust at two ...
Diapycnal advection by double diffusion and turbulence in the ocean
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1999-09)
Observations of diapycnal mixing rates are examined and related to diapycnal advection for both double-diffusive and turbulent regimes. The role of double-diffusive mixing at the site of the North Atlantic Tracer ...