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Main Title Case study of coastal currents in Lake Michigan
Author Birchfield, G. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davidson, Daniel R.
Publisher Northwestern University, The Technological Institute,
Year Published 1967
OCLC Number 127279599
Subjects Lakes--Circulation--Michigan, Lake--Statistics ; Water currents--Michigan, Lake--Statistics ; Michigan, Lake--Research
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  GC292.M53B57 1967 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/18/2007
Collation {18} leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (leaf {12}).
Contents Notes
"A statistical study of winds and currents is made for two adjacent buoy stations near shore in the southern basin of Lake Michigan for the late summer and autumn of 1963. Weekly mean currents and vector variances, 18-hour mean currents and transports, variance and covariance spectra are calculated for the episode. A broad southerly longshore baroclinic coastal current persists for a number of weeks in the first part of the episode; the current shows no correlation with the wind direction, and little with the wind speed. In the latter part of the episode maximum speeds are associated with a more narrow inshore, barotropic coastal current, which is closely correlated with the wind field. The currents at the station farthest offshore exhibit very large amplitude oscillations near the inertial period, in the first part of the episode studied"--Abstract.