Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
17 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2019

A hydrodynamic model for Galveston Bay and the shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Jiabi Du, Kyeong Park, Jian Shen, Yinglong J. Zhang, Xin Yu, Fei Ye, Zhengui Wang, and Nancy N. Rabalais

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