Horizontal Characteristics of Buoyant Plume off the Pearl River Estuary during Summer

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Title Horizontal Characteristics of Buoyant Plume off the Pearl River Estuary during Summer
Author Ou, Suying; Zhang, Hong; Wang, Dong-xiao; He, Jie
Journal Name Journal of Coastal Research
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United States
Publisher Coastal Education & Research Foundation
Abstract Field measurements of salinity from 1978 to 1984 are used to investigate the horizontal structure of the Pearl River buoyant plume during high river discharge. According to the characteristics of horizontal salinity distribution in summer, buoyant plumes are classified into four types - offshore bugle spreading (TypeⅠ), west alongshore spreading (TypeⅡ), East offshore spreading (Type Ⅲ), western and eastern alongshore spreading (Type Ⅳ). It is found that the plume shapes vary with time, presenting obvious monthly and annual variations and TypeⅡalways occur in June, while in July the plume type has very high probability belong to Type Ⅲ which controlled by river discharge and local wind.
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Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cerf-jcr.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 CERF. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume SI 50
Issue Number SI 50
Page from 652
Page to 657
ISSN 0749-0208
Date Accessioned 2008-02-01
Date Available 2008-07-16T01:26:43Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Physical Oceanography; Water and Sanitary Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/19544
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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