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Tides, Storm Surges and Coastal Circulations

  • N. S. Heaps
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 12)

Abstract

This account is concerned with tides, storm surges and circulation patterns on the continental shelf surrounding the British Isles. The bathymetry of the area is shown in figure 2.1. The 200m depth contour delineates the shelf break beyond which depths increase rapidly to oceanic values. The North Sea shallows from depths of 200 to 100m in the north to less than 50m in the south. On the West Coast: the Irish Sea, the Bristol Channel and the English Channel constitute a system of inner channels connecting to the North Atlantic Ocean through the outer shelf areas of the Celtic Sea in the south and the Hebridean Sea in the north (figure 2.2).

Keywords

Wind Stress Continental Shelf Storm Surge British Isle Surge Height 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Heaps
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  1. 1.Institute of Oceanographic SciencesBidston ObservatoryBirkenhead, MerseysideUK

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