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Influences on the hydrology of the Cape Columbine/St. Helena region

By Howard Neil Waldron

Abstract

Bibliography: pages 92-101.The overall objective of the thesis is to investigate and interpret hydrological events occurring at the Cape Columbine upwelling site and the adjacent coastal waters, with special reference to St. Helena Bay. The first step in the study involves monitoring the meteorological occurrences which resulted in the prevailing hydrology and thus give a general background to the observed structure. It became necessary to establish two sub-systems in the area which can be distinguished on the basis of the time scales within which they operate. Generally speaking, outside St. Helena Bay the waters have a 3-5 day synoptic variability governed by meteorological conditions, but within the semi-closed system of the Bay itself a longer time span of around 25 days governs the processes in this separate but inextricably linked water body

Topics: Oceanography, Meteorology
Publisher: Department of Oceanography
Year: 1985
OAI identifier: oai:open.uct.ac.za:11427/21856

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