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Observational analysis of shallow water response to passing hurricanes in Onslow Bay, NC in 1999

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin L. Speckhart (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Frederick Bingham

Abstract: In the summer of 1999, three hurricanes, Dennis, Floyd, and Irene, passed over the continental shelf of North Carolina in less than a two-month span (Aug. 30 - Oct 17). In the summer of 1999, three oceanographic moorings were deployed at various locations across continental shelf off the coast of North Carolina by North Carolina State University. The moorings that were deployed recorded current velocity, temperature, and salinity data at various depths. This data, including wind data from the Frying Pan Tower, provided a unique look at the shallow water response to these passing hurricanes. Highly damped inertial oscillations, elimination of stratification, and large Richardson numbers that represented unstable flow will all be discussed in detail in the following thesis.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Hurricane Dennis 1999, Hurricane Floyd 1999, Hurricane Irene 1999, Hurricanes--North Carolina--Cape Fear Region
Subjects
Hurricanes -- North Carolina -- Cape Fear Region
Hurricane Dennis, 1999
Hurricane Floyd, 1999
Hurricane Irene, 1999