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dc.contributor.authorDi Iorio, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorKang, Ki Ryong
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-17T01:49:31Z
dc.date.available2013-07-17T01:49:31Z
dc.date.issued2003-04
dc.identifier.isbn0935835083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/48429
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 23-24, 2003, at the University of Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractA directed studies research project to understand turbulent mixing processes in Altamaha Sound has been carried out as part of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (GCE-LTER) project. In this study we analyze the flow and salinity characteristics, which has a periodic component of stratification that interacts with turbulent mixing to control water column stability. There is a contrast between the ebb and flood phases of the tides showing that during ebb, the water column is well mixed indicating that shear instabilities give rise to turbulent mixing and that during flood, density gradients stabilize the variations caused by the current shear. These results are contrary to tidal straining theory and are hypothesized to be related to shoaling surrounding the Altamaha channel towards the ocean. Because of shoaling, surface gravity waves may play a key role in enhancing bottom stress variability during flood flow. The physical factors that control turbulence in the coastal ocean are very important for understanding the mixing of water masses and thus the distribution of chemical, biological and physical properties that directly affect water quality.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2003. Groundwater, Coast and Altamaha Riveren_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectAltamaha Sounden_US
dc.subjectTurbulent mixingen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.subjectShoalingen_US
dc.titleSome Physical Factors That May Affect Turbulent Mixing in Altamaha Sound, Georgiaen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Marine Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US
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