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A physical description of longperiodnet displacement variation within the southern Indian River Lagoon, Florida

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Date Issued:
1983
Title: A physical description of longperiodnet displacement variation within the southern Indian River Lagoon, Florida.
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Name(s): Sternberger, M. S.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Florida Academy of Sciences.
Place of Publication: Orlando, FL
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 12 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007479 (IID)
Note(s): Meteorological and hydrographic data were recorded over a 29-da period in the summer of 1981 to describe wind effects on long-period net displacement of water along the navigational channel of the southern Indian River lagoon , Florida. Tidal motions decreased with increasing distance from the ocean inlets at either end of the study area, enhancing wind effects. Tidal current speeds in the middle of the study area were 50% of those at the Fort Pierce Inlet, while the nontidal current variance increased by 27% over the same distance, and by 64% over that at the St. Lucie Inlet. A net displacement of water toward the north throughout the study area was coherent with windstress over time scales in excess of 2 da.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 280
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Sternberger, M. S. (1983). A physical description of longperiod net displacement variation within the southern Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Florida Scientist, 46(3-4), 396-406.
Subject(s): Indian River (Fla. : Lagoon).
Estuaries--Hydrodynamics.
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Host Institution: FAU