The tidally-driven ocean dynamics of the Browse Basin and Kimberley Shelf region, Western Australia

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    Abstract

    [Truncated abstract] The Browse Basin on the Australian North-West Shelf is a region of high economic and environmental significance. Characterizing the dominant processes influencing the ocean circulation of this region is a fundamental step towards sound environ-mental management. The shelf oceanography is composed of a variable, yet weak, large-scale buoyancy and wind driven flow, however, the day-to-day variability of the ocean circulation is dominated by the extremely large barotropic tide. The overall goal of this study was to explore the tidally-driven ocean dynamics on the continental shelf and slope offshore of the Kimberley region using a combination of tools including field measurements, numerical modeling and analytical solutions to the equations of motion.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2011

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