The Holloway Current along the shelf edge of North Western Australia

Mohammad Hadi Bahmanpour

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    Multi-year velocity measurements and a numerical ocean model were used to study the dynamics of the boundary currents along the north-west continental shelf (NWS) of Australia. The measurements indicated a mean south-westward flow (-1Sv), defined as the Holloway Current (HC). The HC water originated from the Eastern Gyral Current. The maximum seasonal transport (-2Sv) was reached during April-June and the transport increased as the current progressed south-westward through onshore transport. The model simulations revealed that the release of a sea level pulse from the north of Australia was the main mechanism in driving the seasonal peak transport of the HC.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Pattiaratchi, Charitha, Supervisor
    • Wijeratne, Sarath, Supervisor
    Award date28 Jun 2018
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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