Niebauer, H. J. Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, niebauer@sunset.meteor.wisc.edu
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EPISODIC EVENTS IN COASTAL TRANSPORT AND FLUX IN THE KEWEENAW CURRENT IN LAKE SUPERIOR
 
A major goal of the NSF-OCE and NOAA-COP on Coastal Studies in the Great Lakes is to improve the understanding of transport processes across the coastal margins of the Great Lakes. One of the major features of the coastal margin of Lake Superior is the Keweenaw Current wich is a baroclinic geostrophic coastal jet with speeds exceeding 50 cm/sec. This poster describes a numerical model study of episodic coastal Lake Superior transport processes in the Keweenaw Current with supporting field data. The model considers physical, biological and chemical interactions with emphasis on episodic and seasonal weather forcing of vertical and horizontal circulation. The effects of this forcing are also considered on primary production events including particle generation and interaction, and subsequent horizontal and vertical flux. Results from the modeling include experiments with wind-driven coastal upwelling and downwelling, heat-driven thermal bar circulation, and wind- and heat-driven coastal jets. Model results are compared with available field data.
 
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS52TH0174S