A Coastal Jet in the Chukchi Sea

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

Abstract


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.

Keywords


Ocean currents; Oceanography; Water masses; Chukchi Sea

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic2544

PID: http://hdl.handle.net/10515/sy5k649x2

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