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A model study of the Copper River plume and its effects on the northern Gulf of Alaska

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Yuan Wang, Huijie Xue, Fei Chai, Yi Chao, and John Farrara, A model study of the Copper River plume and its effects on the northern Gulf of Alaska: Ocean Dynamics, v. 64, iss. 2, 241–258 p.

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Abstract (from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10236-013-0684-3): A three-level nested Regional Ocean Modeling System was used to examine the seasonal evolution of the Copper River (CR) plume and how it influences the along- and across-shore transport in the northern Gulf of Alaska (NGoA). A passive tracer was introduced in the model to delineate the growth and decay of the plume and to diagnose the spread of the CR discharge in the shelf, into Prince William Sound (PWS) and offshore. Furthermore, a model experiment with doubled discharge was conducted to investigate potential impacts of accelerated glacier melt in future climate scenarios. The 2010 and 2011 simulation revealed that the upstream (eastward) transport in the [...]

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Author :
Yuan Wang, Huijie Xue, Fei Chai, Yi Chao, John Farrara
Funding Agency :
NCCWSC

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  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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