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OS | Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 14, 225–236, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-225-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ocean Sci., 14, 225–236, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-225-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Mar 2018

Research article | 15 Mar 2018

Shelf sea tidal currents and mixing fronts determined from ocean glider observations

Peter M. F. Sheehan et al.
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We calculate tidal velocities using observations of ocean currents collected by an underwater glider. We use these velocities to investigate the location of sharp boundaries between water masses in shallow seas. Narrow currents along these boundaries are important transport pathways around shallow seas for pollutants and organisms. Tides are an important control on boundary location in summer, but seawater salt concentration can also influence boundary location, especially in winter.
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