Shallow Sea Fronts Produced by Tidal Stirring
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.
KeywordsFrontal Region Spring Tide Neap Tide Tidal Stream Stratification Parameter
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