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Shallow water island wakes in unsteady tidal flows

PM Branson, M Ghisalberti, GN Ivey

Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018 | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society. All rights reserved. Islands have been observed to play a key role in the vertical and cross-shelf mixing processes occurring in topographically-complex regions with strong tidal forcing. Satellite observations of suspended solids and temperature have confirmed the capacity of islands to mix the water column over the depth and deliver nutrient-rich deeper water into the photic zone. The stability of the island wake establishes the wake form, which in turn controls the spatial and temporal distribution of mixing zones. Therefore it is important to understand the physical processes that govern island wake stability. To date, shallow water island wak..

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