Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 17, 1403–1420, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1403-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 1403–1420, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1403-2021

Research article 13 Oct 2021

Research article | 13 Oct 2021

Flow separation, dipole formation, and water exchange through tidal straits

Ole Anders Nøst and Eli Børve

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-30', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Ole Anders Nøst, 04 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-30', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Ole Anders Nøst, 01 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on os-2021-30', Anonymous Referee #3, 24 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Ole Anders Nøst, 01 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ole Anders Nøst on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Sep 2021) by Anne Marie Tréguier
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Sep 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (13 Sep 2021) by Anne Marie Tréguier
AR by Ole Anders Nøst on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
A narrow tidal strait often leads to net transport in one direction, and the water flowing through the strait is not the same as the water that is drawn back into the strait when the tidal flow turns. We investigated this process by simulating the transport through tidal straits of different lengths and widths. A simple theory is established that describes the net transport. The theory can be applied to real coastlines when predicting spreading of pollution and other substances in the ocean.