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An investigation of the heat energy budget of a coastal bay

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Date Issued:
1989
Title: An investigation of the heat energy budget of a coastal bay.
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Name(s): Smith, Ned P.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: University of Texas Marine Science Institute.
Place of Publication: Port Aransas, Tex.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 17 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007073 (IID), 10.1016/S0198-0254(06)80268-2 (doi)
Note(s): Hourly surface weather observations from a 54-week period of time in 1973-74 are used to simulate local air-water heat energy fluxes for Corpus Christi Bay, Texas. Results show heat energy gains and losses, and the resulting simulated temperatures, varying over three distinct time scales. The annual cycle explains 82% of the variance of simulated bay temperatures. Approximately weekly variations in the storage term raise and lower water temperatures 1-2°C about the seasonal norm from May through August, and 3-4°C about the seasonal norm during the rest of the year.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 738
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Smith, N. P. (1989). An investigation of the heat energy budget of a coastal bay. Contributions in Marine Science, 31, 1-16.
Subject(s): Corpus Christi Bay (Tex.)
Heat budget (Geophysics)
Water temperature
Bays
Heat flux
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007073
Links: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0198-0254(06)80268-2
Host Institution: FAU