Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612)

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Spur and groove (SAG) formations are found on the forereefs of many coral reefs worldwide. Modeling results have shown that SAG formations together with shoaling waves induce a nearshore Lagrangian circulation pattern of counter-rotating circulation cells, but these have never been observed in the field. We present results from two separate field studies of SAG formations on Palmyra Atoll which show their effect on waves to be small, but reveal a persistent order 1 cm/s depth-averaged Lagrangian offshore flow over the spur and onshore flow over the grooves, among other conclusions. Please see the paper for details: Rogers, J.S, S. Monismith, R. Dunbar, D. Koweek, 2015, Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations on a Coral Reef, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans.

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Metadata Date August 27, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) February 14, 2017 (publication)
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Metadata Date August 27, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) February 14, 2017 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -162.08
Bbox North Lat 5.9
Bbox South Lat 5.86
Bbox West Long -162.14
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Temporal Extent Begin 2012-09-16
Temporal Extent End 2013-09-09

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