publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Observations of the Ushant tidal front in September 2007

Nathalie Daniault; Gildas Cambon; A. Le Boyer; Steven Herbette; Pascal Morin; B. Le Cann; Louis Marié;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2009
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
The Ushant tidal front is the dominant feature of the summer season hydrological structure of the Iroise Sea. It separates tidally mixed coastal waters from thermally stratified open Celtic Sea waters. This article reports on observations made in September 2007 during two short cruises that took place aboard R/V "Cotes de la Manche", and gives a general account of the physical structure of the front along one cross-frontal transect. The data set comprises data from a 4 month ADCP mooring, short CTD/fluorescence/nutrients transects, Lagrangian drifter trajectories, and HF radar surface current measurements. One finding is that the surface and bottom fronts, being...
free text keywords: Shelf dynamics, Tidal mixing front, Hydrology, HF radars, Drifters, Nutrients, [SDU.STU.OC]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Oceanography, Aquatic Science, Geology, Oceanography, Physical structure, Radar, law.invention, law, Thermocline, Drifter, Lagrangian, symbols.namesake, symbols, Mooring, Transect, Geostrophic wind
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