Circulation and Transport Dynamics in Narragansett Bay

  • Malcolm L. Spaulding
  • Craig Swanson
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  • Malcolm L. Spaulding
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  • Craig Swanson
  1. 1.Department of Ocean EngineeringUniversity of Rhode IslandNarragansett

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