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Detecting a shallow surface layer in Barkley Sound from Lagrangian drifter trajectories
(Author abstract.) Fresh surface layers exist on the surface of fjords. In these areas, lighter freshwater from rivers flows over top of denser seawater from the ocean. A fresh surface layer creates stratification, which affects the distributions of biological organisms. It also greatly influences deep-water renewal in ...
Fetch-limited wave growth in Nootka Sound
[author abstract] Ocean waves are generated at every coast line in the world. Wave generation and growth depends on wind. One hypothesis explored by this study is fetch-limited wave growth. Fetch is how far wind travels over a body of water, and the hypothesis states that the farther wind travels, the bigger waves will be. ...
Near-shore wave power characterized with a remotely controlled surface vehicle in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, WA
[author abstract] Wave power availability in Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, WA (USA) was assessed using measurements from a surface wave characterization vehicle. The device was designed to analyze wind and wave power, with each instrument evaluated modularly prior to the experiment to control for error. Data was collected ...
Exploring the spatial variation of tides for seafloor mapping data corrections
[author abstract] Acquisition of high definition hydrographic survey data has made several advancements in correcting for errors during signal acquisition. This potential error is associated with vessel position, ship motion and the changing speed of sound through the water column. However, until significant improvements occur ...
A mechanical design approach to testing fluid turbulence over a rough surface
[author abstract] This experiment took a mechanical design approach to analyzing aquatic energy loss through observing small scale water movement across a rough surface. The project was conducted in three phases. The first involved designing and building an instrument to observe water movement and critically accounting for ...