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Tidal and residual circulation on the North-European continental shelfs
Djenidi, S.; Ronday, F. (1985). Tidal and residual circulation on the North-European continental shelfs, in: Van Grieken, R. et al. (Ed.) Progress in Belgian Oceanographic Research: Proceedings of a symposium held at the Palace of Academies Brussels, 3-5 March 1985. pp. 46-59
In: Van Grieken, R.; Wollast, R. (Ed.) (1985). Progress in Belgian Oceanographic Research: Proceedings of a symposium held at the Palace of Academies Brussels, 3-5 March 1985. University of Antwerp (UA): Antwerpen. 479 pp., more

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Keywords
    Continental shelves; Residual circulation; Marine

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Abstract
    The aim of this study is the determination of the residual circulation on the North-European Continental Shelf (bounded by the 200m isobath). This circulation is obtained, according to the Nihoul-Ronday method, by solving the hydrodynamic equations averaged over a long enough time to filter out the transitory phenomena (tides and storm surges), taking the latter into account by means of an additional term (mesoscale Reynolds stress). The tidal and wind forced circulation is first studied in order to provide the mesoscale contributions. Several cases are presented (no tidal stress, no wind, winter and summer typical situations), showing the seasonal variability of the so called residual circulation.

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