Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-6-2003

Publication Title

Geophysical Research Letters

Keywords

Internal and inertial waves, Western boundary currents, Nearshore processes

ISSN

0094-8276

Volume

30

Issue/No.

9

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Abstract

Historical and recent data reveal a very energetic regime on the shelf off southeast Florida. In addition to spin off eddies, large-amplitude tidal velocity fluctuations with amplitudes exceeding 0.5 ms−1 are observed. Recent exploratory measurements conducted as a part of the South Florida Ocean Measurement Center (SFOMC) show that the time scale of these oscillations is about 10 hrs. This period does not coincide either with the inertial period (27 Hrs) or with the semidiurnal M2 (12.42 hrs) or S2 (12 hrs) tidal constituents. In addition, these internal oscillations appear to be modulated seasonally. A possible explanation is that these oscillations are near-resonant internal seiches generated by barotropic tidal wave in the channel between Florida and Bahamas.

Comments

An edited version of this paper was published by AGU. Copyright 2003 American Geophysical Union.

Soloviev, A. V., M. E. Luther, and R. H. Weisberg, Energetic baroclinic super-tidal oscillations on the southeast Florida shelf, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(9), 1463, doi:10.1029/2002GL016603, 2003. To view the published open abstract, go to http://dx.doi.org and enter the DOI.

Additional Comments

ONR award #: N00014-98-1-0861 via FAU subcontract: NR993797-305; ONR grant #: N00014-02-1-0950

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6519-1547

DOI

10.1029/2002GL016603

Peer Reviewed

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