Nearshore Canyon Experiment
Final technical rept. 1 Apr 2002-31 Mar 2007
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The objective of the Nearshore Canyon Experiment NCEX was to understand the effect of complex continental-shelf bathymetry on surface gravity waves and on the breaking-wave-driven circulation onshore of the irregular bathymetry. The NCEX observations were the first extensive quantitative field measurements of the effect of severe alongshore bathymetric inhomogeneities here a submarine canyon on incident waves, and on the surfzone circulation.
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