Secondary circulations in the bottom boundary layer over sedimentary furrows

B. E. Viekman, M. Wimbush, J. C. Van Leer

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The presence of streamwise, helical, counterrotating vortices is documented here for the first time in the bottom boundary layer of a large natural body of water. Simultaneous vertical profiles of velocity and temperature were recorded on either side of a sedimentary furrow on the floor of Lake Superior (depth = 100 m) in November 1985. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9721-9730
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberC7
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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