A Coastal Jet in the Chukchi Sea

WM. J. Wiseman, Jr., L.J. Rouse, Jr.


Data collected in the nearshore region between Point Lay and Ice Cape, Alaska, support the thesis that a well-developed coastal jet is present during the summer. The temporal variability of the current is as predicted by theory. The physical characteristics of the region suggest a strong signal-to-noise ratio for the baroclinic coastal jet. It is probably the dominant mode of summer coastal circulation for the entire Chukchi Sea coast of the Alaskan North Slope.


Ocean currents; Oceanography; Water masses; Chukchi Sea

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic2544

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