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Ocean Sci., 13, 77-93, 2017
http://www.ocean-sci.net/13/77/2017/
doi:10.5194/os-13-77-2017
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Research article
30 Jan 2017
Seasonal resonance of diurnal coastal trapped waves in the southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Stefanie Semper and Elin Darelius

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Velocity measurements from moorings at the shelf break in the southern Weddell Sea reveal strong diurnal tidal currents, which are enhanced by ca. 50 % in austral summer compared to winter. A numerical code describing coastal trapped waves (CTWs) is used to explore the effect of changing stratification and circulation on wave properties. It is found that near-resonance between CTWs and diurnal tides during austral summer can explain the observed enhancement of diurnal tidal currents.
Velocity measurements from moorings at the shelf break in the southern Weddell Sea reveal strong...
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