A Model Study of the Buoyancy-Driven Circulation in the Gulf of Maine Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A quasi-linear prognostic numerical model has been used to study the three-dimensional baroclinic circulation in the Gulf of Maine region, with a focus on the buoyancy-driven circulation in the inner basins and near the coast where the influence of relatively fresh water from rivers and the Scotian shelf is important. Several model experiments explore the influences of fluxes from the principal rivers, tidal mixing, and shelf water inflow, beginning with a case with no initial horizontal density gradients and ending with cases initialized by temperature and salinity data from cruises in June of 1982 and 1983, augmented by climatological data. -from Author

author list (cited authors)

  • Brooks, D. A.

citation count

  • 32

publication date

  • November 1994