Physical oceanography of continental shelves Public Deposited

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  • Knowledge of the physical oceanography of continental shelves has increased tremendously in recent years, primarily as a result of new current and hydrographic measurements made in locations where no comparable measurements existed previously. In general, observations from geographically distinct continental shelves have shown that the nature of the flow may vary considerably from region to region. Although some characteristics, such as the response of currents to wind forcing, are common to many shelves, the relative importance of various physical processes in influencing the shelf flow field frequently is different. In the last several years, the scientific literature on shelf studies has expanded rapidly, with that for separate regions, to some extent, developing independently because of the variable role played by different physical effects. Consequently, it seems that a simultaneous review of progress in physical oceanographic research in different shelf regions would be specifically useful at this time in order to help assess the overall progress in the field. This is appropriate also because the last quadrennial report did not include a review of continental self dynamics and much of our present understanding had been obtained in the last eight years. With the above objective, the assembler of this paper (J. S. Allen) felt that the most knowledgeable discussions would be given by those actively working in each year.
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  • Allen, J. S., Beardsley, R. C., Blanton, J. O., Boicourt, W. C.,; Butman, B, Coachman, L. K., Huyer, A, Kinder, T.H., Royer, T.C., Schumacher, J. D., Smith, R. L., Sturges, W., and Winant, C. D. (1983) Physical oceanography of continental shelves, Reviews of Geophysics, 21(5), 1149-1181.
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  • 8755-1209

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