CD010:
The Inner Shelf - Opening the Black Box Connecting the Coastal Ocean and the Surf Zone


Session ID#: 27739

Session Description:
The inner part of the continental shelf connects the surfzone, dominated by waves, to the coastal ocean, dominated by larger scale dynamics as the circulation adjusts to the presence of a coastal boundary. Extending from the outer edge of the surfzone to water depths of up to 50 m, surface and bottom boundary layers generally overlap and interact within the inner shelf as the region is forced by wind, waves, surface heat fluxes, barotropic tides and nonlinear internal waves. Also, wind-driven currents, thermally-driven baroclinic exchange, submesoscale activity, surfzone processes, and flow interactions with coastal topography can lead to variability, meanders and eddies at a wide range of scales. Understanding the linkage from the outer shelf to the surfzone through the inner shelf is important to predict water property exchange (heat, sediment, pollutants, biota), to search and rescue, and for shallow water acoustics. This session seeks to advance our understanding of in-situ and remote sensing observations, and numerical modeling studies focused on inner-shelf dynamics with length scales of up to 50 km. In particular, studies investigating the relative importance of the range of physical processes driving inner shelf circulation in areas removed from freshwater-driven systems are encouraged.
Primary Chair:  Nirnimesh Kumar, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States
Co-chairs:  Anthony Kirincich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Rachel Horwitz, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada and Kristen A Davis, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4520 Eddies and mesoscale processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4544 Internal and inertial waves [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4546 Nearshore processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4560 Surface waves and tides [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • PL - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Larger
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yuzhu Huang, University of Washington, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, Kexin Chen, University of Washington, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Settle, WA, United States, Nirnimesh Kumar, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States and George Voulgaris, Marine Science Program, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Columbia, SC, United States
Johannes Becherer, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States and Jim Moum, Oregon State University, College of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Corvalis, OR, United States
Nirnimesh Kumar, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, David Alan Fertitta, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States and Parker MacCready, Univ. Washington, Olympia, WA, United States
David Alan Fertitta, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, Nirnimesh Kumar, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, Sutara H Suanda, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Christopher A Edwards, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Gregory Sinnett and Falk Feddersen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Annika O'Dea and Merrick C Haller, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Zhuomin Chen, Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Enrique Curchitser, Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Melissa Moulton, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Chris Chickadel, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, WA, United States and James M Thomson, Applied Physics Lab (UW), Seattle, WA, United States
John Anthony Colosi1, Jamie MacMahan1, Falk Feddersen2, Jennifer A MacKinnon2, André Palóczy3, Amy Frances Waterhouse2, Jack A Barth4, Johannes Becherer5, James A Lerczak6 and Jim Moum7, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Marine Studies Initiative, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (6)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)Oregon State University, College of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Corvalis, OR, United States
Lisa Marie Nyman1, Bjoern Lund2, Hans Christian Graber3, Roland Romeiser3 and Jochen Horstmann4, (1)University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (2)Univ of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (3)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States, (4)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
Michael Kovatch1, Falk Feddersen1, Jack A Barth2, Joe Calantoni3, C Chris Chickadel4, John Anthony Colosi5, Hans Christian Graber6, Derek Jeffrey Grimes7, Merrick C Haller8, Luc Lenain9, James A Lerczak8, Jennifer A MacKinnon1, Jamie MacMahan5, Wallace Kendall Melville10, Melissa Moulton11, Roland Romeiser6, Eric J Terrill12, Jim Thomson11 and Amy Frances Waterhouse1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Marine Studies Initiative, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (4)Applied Physics Lab (UW), Seattle, WA, United States, (5)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States, (7)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, (8)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (9)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (10)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (11)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (12)SIO, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Xiaodong Wu, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States, George Voulgaris, Marine Science Program, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Columbia, SC, United States and Nirnimesh Kumar, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Columbia, SC, United States
Aryan Safaie, University of California, Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, Kristen A Davis, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States and Geno R Pawlak, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Jianfeng Wang, Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China, Fei Yu, Institute of Oceanology, Qingdao, China, Chuanjie Wei, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science, QingDao, China and Qiang Ren, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Matthew S Spydell1, Falk Feddersen1, Jamie MacMahan2, Jim Thomson3, Derek Jeffrey Grimes4, Sutara H Suanda1 and Michael Kovatch1, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States
C Chris Chickadel, Melissa Moulton and Gordon Farquharson, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Carter Ohlmann1, Leonel Romero1, Enric Pallas Sanz2, Nemesis Aguilar-Tepole2 and Paula Perez-Brunius2, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
John Alexander Barth1, James A Lerczak2, Joe Calantoni3, C Chris Chickadel4, John Anthony Colosi5, Emanuele Di Lorenzo6, Christopher A Edwards7, Gordon Farquharson8, Falk Feddersen9, Hans Christian Graber10, Kevin A Haas11, Merrick C Haller2, Thomas H C Herbers5, David Honegger12, Tim T Janssen13, Nirnimesh Kumar14, Luc Lenain15, Jennifer A MacKinnon9, James H MacMahan5, Kenneth Melville15, Arthur J Miller9, Andrew M Moore7, Melissa Moulton8, Jim Moum16, Jonathan D Nash16, André Palóczy17, Adrianus J Reniers18, Roland Romeiser10, Pieter Smit19, Sutara H Suanda9, Eric J Terrill20, James M Thomson4 and Amy Frances Waterhouse9, (1)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (4)Applied Physics Lab (UW), Seattle, WA, United States, (5)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)Georgia Tech University, GA, United States, (7)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (8)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (9)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (10)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States, (11)Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, (12)Oregon State University, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (13)Spoondrift, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States, (14)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Columbia, SC, United States, (15)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (16)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (17)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (18)Delft University of Technology, Delft, 5612, Netherlands, (19)NorthWest Research Associates, Boulder, CO, United States, (20)SIO, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
James A Lerczak1, Alberto D Scotti2, Dylan Winters1 and Edward Santilli3, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (3)Philadelphia University, College of Health, Science and Liberal Arts, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Jacqueline McSweeney1, James A Lerczak1, Jack A Barth2, Jim Moum3, Johannes Becherer4, John Anthony Colosi5, Jamie MacMahan5, Falk Feddersen6, Jennifer A MacKinnon6, André Palóczy7 and Amy Frances Waterhouse6, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Marine Studies Initiative, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, College of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Corvalis, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (7)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Sutara H Suanda, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, Nirnimesh Kumar, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Columbia, SC, United States and Falk Feddersen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Kevin A Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, Donghua Cai, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, Tongtong Xu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Georgia Inst Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, Christopher A Edwards, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Arthur J Miller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Gregory P Gerbi1, Samantha R. Kenah2 and Matthew R. Cocke2, (1)Skidmore College, (2)Skidmore College, Physics, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Thomas M Freismuth1, Jamie MacMahan1, John Anthony Colosi1, Sutara H Suanda2 and Nirnimesh Kumar3, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Columbia, SC, United States
Tongtong Xu1, Donghua Cai2, Emanuele Di Lorenzo3, Kevin A Haas4, Arthur J Miller5, Christopher A Edwards6, Andrew M Moore6 and Patrick T Drake7, (1)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, (3)Georgia Inst Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (4)Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (6)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (7)University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Aleksandar Jakovljevic1, Frederic Dias1 and Stephane Paboeuf2, (1)University College Dublin, Earth Institute, Dublin, Ireland, (2)Bureau Veritas, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Anthony Kirincich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Roland Romeiser, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States and Hans Christian Graber, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States
Kristen M Thyng, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Geno R Pawlak, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, Hugo Nicolas Ulloa, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Kristen A Davis, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States and Stephen G Monismith, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Derek Jeffrey Grimes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States, Falk Feddersen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Sarah N Giddings, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States and Geno R Pawlak, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Christy Swann1, Joe Calantoni1, Julian Simeonov2, Rachel M Allen3, Edward F Braithwaite III4, Falk Feddersen5, Jack A Barth6, C Chris Chickadel7, John Anthony Colosi8, Emanuele Di Lorenzo9, Christopher A Edwards10, Gordon Farquharson11, Thomas M Freismuth8, Hans Christian Graber12, Kevin A Haas13, Thomas H C Herbers8, Merrick C Haller14, David Honegger15, Tim T Janssen16, Nirnimesh Kumar17, Luc Lenain18, James A Lerczak14, Jennifer A MacKinnon5, James C. McWilliams19, Kenneth Melville18, Arthur J Miller5, Andrew M Moore10, Melissa Moulton11, Jim Moum20, Ad Reniers21, Roland Romeiser12, Matthew S Spydell22, Eric J Terrill23, Jim Thomson11 and Amy Frances Waterhouse5, (1)U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Naval Research Lab Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (3)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (4)John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (6)Oregon State University, Marine Studies Initiative, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)Applied Physics Lab (UW), Seattle, WA, United States, (8)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (9)Georgia Inst Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, (10)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (11)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (12)University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States, (13)Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, (14)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (15)Oregon State University, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (16)Spoondrift, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States, (17)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Columbia, SC, United States, (18)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (19)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (20)Oregon State University, College of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Corvalis, OR, United States, (21)Delft University of Technology, Hydrolic Engineering, Delft, Netherlands, (22)SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States, (23)SIO, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Samuel Maurice Kelly, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN, United States
Matt Gough1, Jamie MacMahan1, Tucker Friesmuth2, Falk Feddersen3, John Anthony Colosi1, Amy Frances Waterhouse3, Jenn McKinnon4, Jack A Barth5, Jim Lerzack6, Joe Calantoni7 and Jim Thomson8, (1)Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Naval Postgraduate School, United States, (3)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (4)Scripps Institute of Oceanography, United States, (5)Oregon State University, Marine Studies Initiative, Corvallis, OR, United States, (6)Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, United States, (7)John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (8)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Cigdem Akan, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, United States, James C McWilliams, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Yusuke Uchiyama, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan and Leonel Romero, University of California Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Hans Christian Graber and Roland Romeiser, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL, United States
Leonel Romero1, Carter Ohlmann1, Enric Pallas Sanz2, Nemesis Aguilar-Tepole2 and Paula Perez-Brunius2, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico
Andres Tejada-Martinez, University of South Florida, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tampa, FL, United States and Jie Zhang, University of South Florida Tampa, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tampa, FL, United States
Andrew Lucas, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Robert Pinkel, Univ California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

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