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Regional-scale and long-term transport patterns in the Florida Keys

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Title: Regional-scale and long-term transport patterns in the Florida Keys.
Name(s): Smith, Ned P.
Pitts, Patrick A.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 20 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007424 (IID), 10.1201/9781420039412-16 (doi)
Note(s): Major circulation studies in the Florida Keys and Florida Bay region began in the early 1980s.Individual studies since then have generally been restricted to shelf waters on the Atlantic Oceanside of the Keys, Florida Bay on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Keys, and tidal channels thatexchange Atlantic and Gulf waters. This chapter integrates results from published studies andunpublished data into a description of regional-scale transport patterns. The objective is to documentthe physical linkage of Gulf and Atlantic waters, starting with the southward flow of Gulf wateralong the southwest coast of the Florida Peninsula and ending with exchanges across the reef tracton the Atlantic side of the Keys.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1457
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Smith, N. P., & Pitts, P. A. (2002}. Regional-scale and long-term transport patterns in the Florida Keys. In J. W. Porter, & K. G. Porter (Eds.), The Everglades, Florida Bay and coral reefs of the Florida Keys: an ecosystem sourcebook (pp. 343-360}. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Subject(s): Florida Keys (Fla.)
Florida Bay (Fla.)
Water currents
Ocean circulation
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