nearshore circulation

nearshore circulation

[′nir‚shȯr ‚sər·kyə′lā·shən]
(oceanography)
Ocean circulation consisting of both the nearshore currents and the coastal currents.
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Nearshore circulation in a coastal upwelling site off the northern Humboldt Current System.
Subsequent sections address how modern geoscience can contribute to military operations, with discussion of deserts, the hydrogeologic character of physiographic provinces in Afghanistan and the impact of sustainable, high-quality water supplies, the importance of understanding the source regions of soluble salt-rich desert dust, and aspects of military environmental stewardship, including how military installations have become biological reserves; military land management challenges in the southwest US; drylands in the western US; the nature of biological soil crusts in the desert; how nearshore bathymetry, wave and nearshore circulation, and underlying geology can be used to identify localized erosional hotspots; and whether wilderness exists on military lands.
It is thus very important to find out how an energy farm will affect the nearshore circulation patterns by its presence in the marine environment and to estimate which will be the medium to the long-term impact on the coastal dynamics of the energy farm.