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Volume 12, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 12, 355–368, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-355-2016
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Ocean Sci., 12, 355–368, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-355-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 Mar 2016

Research article | 07 Mar 2016

Continuous seiche in bays and harbors

Joseph Park et al.
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Bays and harbors naturally resonate with standing waves, known as seiches. Seiches are usually considered temporary, however, we identify small-amplitude, continuously present seiches in six bays around the Pacific and suggest that tidally forced, continental shelf resonances are a primary driver of continuous seiches.
Bays and harbors naturally resonate with standing waves, known as seiches. Seiches are usually...
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