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Measurements of storm-generated bottom stresses on the continental shelf.

Journal of Geophysical Research

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Abstract

Large values of bottom friction velocity, u., and roughness length, zo, determined from burst-averaged speed data taken on the continental shelf in outer Norton Sound, Alaska, with the GEOPROBE tripod during a storm are correlated with extremely large values of near-bottom concentration of total suspended particulate matter (TSM). The values obtained from the 'law of the wall' velocity-depth relationship are diminished substantially throughout the storm period when the turbulence-reducing effects of the vertical cncentration gradient of TSM are considered. The values are compared to those obtained from other workers. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Measurements of storm-generated bottom stresses on the continental shelf.
Series title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume
87
Issue:
C3
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1952
Last page:
1960
Number of Pages:
9