Tilting Shear Layers in Coastal Flows
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole United States
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The long-term goals of this research are to explore the evolution of flows with strong horizontal shear and horizontal density gradients see Figure 1. These tilting shear layers are common in strongly time-dependent coastal flows including estuarine inflows and outflows, separating flows around headlands and islands, and merging flows in morphologically complex regions such as tidal inlets, including fringing reef systems such as at Palau.