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Internal tidal currents in the Gaoping (Kaoping) Submarine Canyon

Journal of Marine Systems

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.12.011

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Abstract

Data from five separate field experiments during 2000-2006 were used to study the internal tidal flow patterns in the Gaoping (formerly spelled Kaoping) Submarine Canyon. The internal tides are large with maximum interface displacements of about 200??m and maximum velocities of over 100cm/s. They are characterized by a first-mode velocity and density structure with zero crossing at about 100??m depth. In the lower layer, the currents increase with increasing depth. The density interface and the along-channel velocity are approximately 90?? out-of-phase, suggesting a predominant standing wave pattern. However, partial reflection is indicated as there is a consistent phase advance between sea level and density interface along the canyon axis. ?? 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Internal tidal currents in the Gaoping (Kaoping) Submarine Canyon
Series title:
Journal of Marine Systems
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.12.011
Volume
76
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Marine Systems
First page:
397
Last page:
404
Number of Pages:
8