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Subtidal sea level and current variations in the northern reach of San Francisco Bay

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
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Abstract

Analyses of sea level and current-meter data using digital filters and a variety of statistical methods show a variety of phenomena related to non-local coastal forcing and local tidal forcing in the northern reach of San Francisco Bay, a partially mixed estuary. Low-frequency variations in sea level are dominated by non-local variations in coastal sea level and also show a smaller influence from tidally induced fortnightly sea level variations. Low-frequency currents demonstrate a gravitational circulation which is modified by changes in tidal-current speed over the spring-neap tidal cycle. Transients in gravitational circulation induce internal oscillations with periods of two to four days. ?? 1985.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Subtidal sea level and current variations in the northern reach of San Francisco Bay
Series title Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Volume 21
Issue 1
Year Published 1985
Language English
Contributing office(s) Pacific Regional Director's Office, San Francisco Bay-Delta
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
First page 17
Last page 32
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