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Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612)

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Spur and groove (SAG) formations are found on the forereefs of many coral reefs worldwide. Modeling results have shown that SAG formations together with shoaling waves induce a nearshore Lagrangian circulation pattern of counter-rotating circulation cells, but these have never been observed in the field. We present results from two separate field studies of SAG formations on Palmyra Atoll which show their effect on waves to be small, but reveal a persistent order 1 cm/s depth-averaged Lagrangian offshore flow over the spur and onshore flow over the grooves, among other conclusions. Please see the paper for details:
Rogers, J.S, S. Monismith, R. Dunbar, D. Koweek, 2015, Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations on a Coral Reef, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans.
  • Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0123612. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 5.9
S: 5.86
E: -162.08
W: -162.14
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  • publication: 2017-02-14
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  • Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0123612. Accessed [date].
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  • Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0123612. Accessed [date].
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  • 2017-02-14T23:34:25Z - NCEI Accession 0123612 v1.1 was published.
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