Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
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02 Dec 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 02 Dec 2021

Rectified tidal transport in Lofoten–Vesterålen, northern Norway

Eli Børve, Pål Erik Isachsen, and Ole Anders Nøst

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Lofoten 2D tidal simulation Eli Børve and Ole Anders Nøst

Short summary
Non-linear tidal dynamics can produce prominent time-mean transport in coastal regions where strong tidal currents interact with topography. We investigate tidal-induced transport using a tidally driven ocean model for Lofoten–Vesterålen in northern Norway and find that both tidal pumping and tidal rectification can play an important role for time-mean transport in the region. The study emphasizes the importance of non-linear tidal dynamics for time-mean transport in complex coastal regions.