Chapter 9. Ocean Currents and Storms

  1. Philip A. Allen

Published Online: 2 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch9

Earth Surface Processes

Earth Surface Processes

How to Cite

Allen, P. A. (1997) Ocean Currents and Storms, in Earth Surface Processes, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313574.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632035076

Online ISBN: 9781444313574

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Keywords:

  • geostrophic flows;
  • coastal upwelling;
  • nepheloid layers;
  • hydraulic regime;
  • coriolis force;
  • planetary vorticity;
  • Ekman surface current;
  • Ekman depth;
  • wind factor;
  • geopotential surface

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter summary

  • Introduction

  • Currents in the ocean

  • Deep water sediment drifts

  • Passage of a storm/cyclone

  • Storms as hazards

  • Further reading

  • References