Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 54, Issue 6, pp 616–620 | Cite as

Wind Pulse Effect on Coastal Current

  • G. K. KorotaevEmail author


Shallow water equations have been used to analyze the final stage of the response of a semi-infinite rotating basin to the wind impulse effect simulating the passage of a storm in the presence of a coastal current. It has been shown that the most significant effect upon a high storm intensity is that the coastal stream core shifts several kilometers toward the coast or from the coast, depending on the sign of the Ekman transport. The additional currents arising after the storm passage in the presence of an alongshore stream differ only quantitatively from the currents arising in its absence.


shallow water equations inertial oscillations coastal currents wind impulse 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesSevastopolRussia

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