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Ocean Dynamics

, Volume 65, Issue 11, pp 1509–1534 | Cite as

Impact of cross-reef water fluxes on lagoon dynamics: a simple parameterization for coral lagoon circulation model, with application to the Ouano Lagoon, New Caledonia

  • Cristele Chevalier
  • Damien SousEmail author
  • Jean-Luc Devenon
  • Marc Pagano
  • Gilles Rougier
  • Jean Blanchot
Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on the 17th biennial workshop of the Joint Numerical Sea Modelling Group (JONSMOD) in Brussels, Belgium 12-14 May 2014

Abstract

This manuscript presents a combined experimental and numerical study of the impact of cross-reef fluxes on coral reef lagoon dynamics. The selected field site is the Ouano Lagoon (New Caledonia Island, France) in the South Western Pacific Ocean. Measurements of wave transformation above the reef and current profiles through passages and reef openings have been carried out during a 3-month survey. Data analysis reveals the preponderant roles played by both tides and waves on the lagoon dynamics. Based on field data, a simple parameterization of cross-reef fluxes is implemented in a coastal lagoon circulation model and a satisfactory agreement is found between parameterized model and field results. The model is thus used as a numerical experimental tool in order to analyse the cross-reef flows’ possible influence on a narrow lagoon dynamics. The results highlight the importance of cross-reef fluxes induced by wave breaking over the reef barrier on the whole lagoon circulation and water properties.

Keywords

Coral reef lagoon Lagoon hydrodynamics Cross-reef fluxes Circulation model Channel lagoon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristele Chevalier
    • 1
    • 2
  • Damien Sous
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jean-Luc Devenon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marc Pagano
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gilles Rougier
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean Blanchot
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CNRS/INSU/IRDAix-Marseille UniversitéMarseille, Cedex 09France
  2. 2.CNRS/INSU/IRDUniversité de ToulonLa Garde CedexFrance

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