Shallow Sea Fronts Produced by Tidal Stirring

  • John H. Simpson
  • Robin D. Pingree


The European continental shelf is an area of generally large tide with associated currents frequently exceeding lm sec-. These currents in the relatively shallow water of the shelf seas (Fig. 1) induce high levels of turbulent dissipation.


Frontal Region Spring Tide Neap Tide Tidal Stream Stratification Parameter 
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  • John H. Simpson
  • Robin D. Pingree

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