Evidence for nonlocal forcing along the southeastern United States during a transitional wind regime

F. B. Schwing, L. Y. Oey, J. O. Blanton

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Abstract

South Atlantic Bight (SAB) winds are typically well-correlated over large alongshore scales and closely coupled with coastal sea level (CSL) fluctuations. However, this correlation is greatly reduced when meteorological dominance is changing between the Ohio Valley High of winter and Bermuda-Azores High of summer. Analysis of SAB wind-CSL relationships provides, for the first time, direct evidence of remote forcing on the broad shallow shelf between North Carolina and Florida. Previous observations in the SAB from other seasons have not afforded evidence of nonlocal propagations, suggesting that conditions appropriate for their observation have a strong seasonal dependence. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8221-8228
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research E: Planets
Volume93
Issue numberC7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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