new inner-shelf dye observations paper!

Sarah Giddingsnews

A new paper highlights some results from our CSIDE study was recently released in the Journal of Physical Oceangraphy. “Cross-Shore Deformation of a Surfzone-Released Dye Plume by an Internal Tide on the Inner Shelf” led by graduate student Derek Grimes, describes 2015 observations of the fate of a dye plume released in the surfzone as it was deformed by an internal tide on the inner-shelf. While this paper focuses on the detailed dynamics over just a few hours, it highlights the importance of the timing of transport from the surfzone relative to the solar cycle and the internal tide on the ultimate fate of surfzone-sourced material.