Coastal physical processes in the Great Lakes / by: Yerubandi R. Rao.: En13-5/05-180E-PDF

"Inland Seas and Large Lake Systems are subjected to many of the same forcing as coastal oceans and serve as model basins for understanding the complex coastal ocean dynamics. They are also somewhat simpler to study than the coastal oceans since they are enclosed and large enough to include the Coriolis forcing. In large lake systems such as the North American Great Lakes the absence of salinity and tidal forcing simplifies the dynamics even further. The coastal zone dynamics is complex and highly variable, where interrelated biological, chemical, geological and physical processes are occurring simultaneously and is strongly influenced by the climatic conditions. An understanding of the coastal physical processes is essential to develop science based integrated management of coastal oceans"--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Canada. Environment Canada.
Canada. Water Science and Technology Directorate.
National Water Research Institute (Canada)
Title Coastal physical processes in the Great Lakes / by: Yerubandi R. Rao.
Series title NWRI contribution ; 05-180
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Title from cover.
Digitized edition from print [produced by Environment and Climate Change Canada].
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes abstract and summary in English and French.
Publishing information Burlington, Ontario, Canada : Environment Canada, Water Science and Technology Directorate = Environnement Canada, Direction générale des sciences et de la technologie, eau, [2005]
Author / Contributor Rao, Yerubandi R., author.
Description 1 online resource (10 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Catalogue number
  • En13-5/05-180E-PDF
Subject terms Coastal waters
Environmental management
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