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An investigation of cross-shelf variability in shelf circulation in the northwest Gulf of Mexico

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Date Issued:
1980
Title: An investigation of cross-shelf variability in shelf circulation in the northwest Gulf of Mexico.
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Name(s): Smith, Ned P.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1980
Publisher: University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
Place of Publication: Port Aransas, Tex.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 16 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007069 (IID)
Note(s): Recording current meter data from two study sites, 6 and 34 km off the central Texas Gulf coast are compared for a 36-day period in the spring of 1977. Nearshore motion over the mid and inner continental shelf exhibits many of the characteristics which support the concept of a coastal boundary layer lying within approximately 10 km of the coast. Cross-shelf variations in longshore and cross-shelf current components, and in the coherence between longshore motion and the longshore component of the wind-stress suggest that several distinctions exist between current patterns in inner and mid shelf waters.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 186
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Smith, N. P. (1980). An investigation of cross-shelf variability in shelf circulation in the northwest Gulf of Mexico. Contributions in Marine Science, 23, 1-15.
Subject(s): Ocean circulation--Mexico, Gulf of
Water currents
Ocean circulation
Water currents--Measurement
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Host Institution: FAU