Summer circulation dynamics within the Perth coastal waters of southwestern Australia

Leonardo Ruiz-Montoya, Ryan Lowe

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The dynamics of the summer circulation in the coastal waters off Perth in Western Australia were investigated during a two-month field experiment. The study included the deployment of an array of moorings spanning the outer shelf, the inner shelf, within the inshore Perth coastal lagoon, and in the large coastal embayment of Cockburn Sound. The results revealed highly transient coastal circulation patterns that responded to variability in both the locally- and remotely-generated forcing. Local wind forcing played a primary role in driving much of the alongshore current variability at the shallower (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-95
JournalContinental Shelf Research
Early online date6 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


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