Storm-dominated bottom boundary layer dynamics on the northern California continental shelf

measurements and predictions.

D. A. Cacchione, W. D. Grant, D. E. Drake, Scott Glenn

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Abstract

Describes near-bottom velocity profiles in 85 m water depth during a storm on the continental shelf off northern California in December 1979. The repeated occurrences of storms of similar intensities and wind velocities during the winter months suggest that the resultant high bottom stresses due to the combined effects of waves and currents are major factors in controlling the distribution of surficial sediment on the central portion of the northern California shelf. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1817-1827
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research,
Volume92
Issue numberC2,
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Palaeontology

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In: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 92, No. C2, 01.01.1987, p. 1817-1827.

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