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dc.contributor.authorBrink, Kenneth H.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-22T17:30:41Z
dc.date.available2016-01-22T17:30:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-30
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/7743
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Annual Reviews for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Annual Review of Marine Science 8 (2016): 59-78, doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015717.en_US
dc.description.abstractCross-shelf exchange dominates the pathways and rates by which nutrients, biota and materials on the continental shelf are delivered and removed. These transports are limited by Earth’s rotation, which inhibits flow from crossing isobaths. Thus, cross-shelf transports are generally weak compared to alongshore flows, and this leads to interesting observational issues. Cross-shelf flows are enabled by turbulent mixing processes, by nonlinear processes (such as momentum advection), and by time-dependence. Thus, there is a wide range of possible effects that can allow these critical transports, and different natural settings are often governed by differing mixes of processes. Examples of representative transport mechanisms are discussed, and possible observational and theoretical paths to future progress are explored.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport from the National Science Foundation Physical Oceanography program, through grant OCE-1433953, and the Biological Oceanography program through grant OCE-1258667en_US
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dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015717
dc.subjectCoastal physical oceanographyen_US
dc.subjectTurbulent boundary layersen_US
dc.subjectCoastal instabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectNutrient suppliesen_US
dc.subjectWind forcingen_US
dc.titleCross-shelf exchangeen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US


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