The effects of alongshore variability in topography (banks and capes) and spatial variability in the wind forcing, including the wind-stress curl, on coastal ocean circulation are studied using a combination of observations and model simulations. Satellite sea surface temperature observations are used to describe the seasonal evolution of temperature fronts...
Coastal-based high-frequency (HF) radar systems are an increasingly used tool for
measuring surface currents in the coastal ocean. These systems provide a spatial and
temporal resolution not achievable with other methods. Standard-range sites typically
generate hourly maps of surface currents on a 2km grid extending approximately 50km
from shore while...
This report summarizes the SeaSoar and CTD observations from R/V Wecoma cruise
W9408A (23 August to 2 September 1994) conducted as part of the Coastal Jet Separation
(CJS) experiment, under funding from the National Science Foundation. The goal of this
study is to establish how and why a strong alongshore...