McCormick, M. J.. NOAA/GLERL, mccormick@glerl.noaa.gov
Murthy, C. J.. NWRI/CCIW, Raj.Murthy@CCIW.ca
Miller, G. S.. NOAA/GLERL, miller@glerl.noaa.gov
Saylor, J. H.. NOAA/GLERL, saylor@glerl.noaa.gov

 
MEASURING OFFSHORE AND LONGSHORE TRANSPORT WITH CURRENT METER ARRAYS DURING STORM EVENTS IN LAKE MICHIGAN
 
Scientists from NOAA's Great Lakes laboratory and Canada's National Water Research Institute are conducting three years of field investigations to study cross margin transport in Lake Michigan. The major study site is located on the southeast coast of Lake Michigan and 26 current meter moorings have been deployed in this region. The observation strategy is designed to resolve the mean flow and large-scale phenomena including the propagation of topographic waves and coastally-trapped Kelvin waves. An additional goal is to provide a detailed description of the coastal flow field (currents, vorticity, and convergence patterns) and understand coastal dynamics during the winter/spring transition period. The results of one recent winter storm are presented which documents a major episode of offshore transport of water in the coastal plume as recorded by current meters and further suggested by satellite imagery.
 
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS52TH0761S