[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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2011|