A note about unsteady currents over a continental shelf

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Mæland, EINAR (2011)

We consider the response of a suddenly imposed wind-stress at the surface of an ocean in a shelf region where the depth vanishes at the coast. When the flow is independent of the co-ordinate along a straight coast-line, a solution is presented in a closed form which reveals a non-uniform space-time behaviour. A case study is presented and comparisons are made with the corresponding numerical solution given by Johnson and Manja.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1982.tb01808.x
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    Johnson, J. A. and Manja, B. A. 1980. Unsteady currents over a continental shelf. Tellus 32,482-488.

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