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Ocean Science An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Ocean Sci., 13, 145-160, 2017
http://www.ocean-sci.net/13/145/2017/
doi:10.5194/os-13-145-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed
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Research article
17 Feb 2017
Seiche excitation in a highly stratified fjord of southern Chile: the Reloncaví fjord
Manuel I. Castillo et al.

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Oceanografía del fiordo Reloncaví, Universidad de Concepción
COPAS-Sur Austral
http://www.reloncavi.udec.cl/
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Dirección General de Aguas
http://dgasatel.mop.cl/
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Here we present the results of an intensive physical oceanography study conducted in the Reloncavi fjord (41.5º S, 72.5º W) which was focused on the sub-inertial timescale. The along-fjord currents presented 3-day oscillations which were consistent with the natural internal period of oscillation of the fjord basin (internal seiche). This oscillation could explain more than 44 % of the 3-day variability and contributed with kinetic energy levels as large as the tidal currents.
Here we present the results of an intensive physical oceanography study conducted in the...
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