||Saginaw Bay Water Circulation.
Danek, L. J. ;
Saylor., J. H. ;
||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, Mich. Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
||GLERL-6 ;GLERL-Contrib-45; NOAA-76050402 ; NOAA-TR-ERL-359
Water flow ;
Lake waves ;
Saginaw Bay ;
Lake Huron ;
Wind velocity ;
Euler-Lagrange equation ;
Windward drift ;
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A combination of Lagrangian measurements and fixed current meter moorings during the summer of 1974 were used to determine the circulation patterns of Saginaw Bay. Because the bay is shallow, the water responds rapidly to wind changes. Distinct circulation patterns were determined for a southwest wind and a northeast wind. The water motions in the inner bay are driven almost solely by wind stress whereas the outer bay is also influenced by the circulation of Lake Huron and by the geometry of the area. Inertial oscillations are the most dominant periodic component of the flow. Seiche motions of Lake Huron and the bay itself were detected, but they are of little importance in determining gross circulation of the bay.