Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Research article
14 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 14 Nov 2017

Meanders and eddy formation by a buoyant coastal current flowing over a sloping topography

Laura Cimoli, Alexandre Stegner, and Guillaume Roullet

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The dispersion of coastal waters offshore strongly depends on the dynamical regime of the current that characterizes the local coastal circulation. By using an idealized model configuration, we identify some key parameters – which can be calculated from observations – that describe when a coastal current flowing over a sloping topography acts as a source of meanders or eddies or as a dynamical barrier to the cross-shore transport.