Oceanography at coastal scales: modelling, coupling, observations, and applications
Oceanography at coastal scales: modelling, coupling, observations, and applications
Editor(s): John M. Huthnance, Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, Manuel Espino Infantes, Joanna Staneva, Sandro Carniel, and Davide Bonaldo

Coastal oceanographic processes present important differences to deep-water oceanography, resulting in higher prediction errors, where bottom topography exerts a strong control on wave/current/turbulence fields. These fields are modified by many additional factors that include interactions with coastal infrastructure, stratification, river discharges, and many non-linear effects such as breaking waves or nearshore circulation typical of shallow-water domains.

The special issue invites papers tackling simulations, observations, and analyses of coastal interactions, supporting the combinations of coastal observations (in situ and remote) and new modelling approaches (structured or unstructured grids) to reduce predictive uncertainties or to include new processes (interactions with groundwater flows, damping by biotopes, etc.). The special issue welcomes aggregation of data sets (e.g. different Sentinels or combinations with other satellites); new land boundary formulations; advanced assimilation or error bounding techniques; and, in general, original papers that contribute to the advancement of coastal oceanography. Papers proposing criteria to enhance applications or addressing the multiple scales in coastal processes, from storm events to decadal or climatic scales, are also welcome.

The special issue invites papers from recent and ongoing research projects dealing with green engineering for coastal zones and from EGU sessions in coastal oceanography and which can provide advancements in facing the many challenges experienced by present and future coasts. The wide range of possible topics is open to the interaction of nature-based solutions with coastal processes, uncertainties in coastal decision-making, and the role of operational coastal systems in reducing the growing risks in these areas. Contributions exploring the potential and currently open issues of non-linear response functions, support from artificial intelligence, or downscaled oceanographic projections are also covered.

The special issue will build upon a number of recent EU and international projects dealing with green engineering for coastal zones. Among them, there are many H2020 projects (e.g. the REST-COAST project; https://rest-coast.eu/) and an increasing number of special sessions dedicated to these topics (e.g. EGU but also Coastal Sediments 2023). The special issue is open and welcomes contributions within its scope.

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19 Feb 2024
Salt intrusion dynamics in a well-mixed sub-estuary connected to a partially to well-mixed main estuary
Zhongyuan Lin, Guang Zhang, Huazhi Zou, and Wenping Gong
Ocean Sci., 20, 181–199, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-181-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-181-2024, 2024
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02 Jan 2024
High-resolution numerical modelling of seasonal volume, freshwater, and heat transport along the Indian coast
Kunal Madkaiker, Ambarukhana D. Rao, and Sudheer Joseph
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-3011,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-3011, 2024
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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19 Dec 2023
Linear Variation of M2 Tide in the East and South China Seas
Hao Ke, Yixin Lu, Jian Wang, Weifeng Hao, and Tianhao Ding
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2878,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2878, 2023
Preprint under review for OS (discussion: final response, 3 comments)
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29 Nov 2023
Observations and modeling of tidally generated high-frequency velocity fluctuations downstream of a channel constriction
Håvard Espenes, Pål Erik Isachsen, and Ole Anders Nøst
Ocean Sci., 19, 1633–1648, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1633-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1633-2023, 2023
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24 Nov 2023
Relative dispersion and kinematic properties of the coastal submesoscale circulation in the southeastern Ligurian Sea
Pierre-Marie Poulain, Luca Centurioni, Carlo Brandini, Stefano Taddei, Maristella Berta, and Milena Menna
Ocean Sci., 19, 1617–1631, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1617-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1617-2023, 2023
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09 Nov 2023
Statistical analysis of dynamic behavior of continental shelf wave motions in the northern South China Sea
Junyi Li, Tao He, Quanan Zheng, Ying Xu, and Lingling Xie
Ocean Sci., 19, 1545–1559, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1545-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1545-2023, 2023
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05 Sep 2023
Persistence of a Subsurface Water Mass in a Deep Mid-Latitude Fjord
Laura Bianucci, Jennifer Jackson, Susan Elizabeth Allen, Maxim Krassovski, and Ian Giesbrecht
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2014, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for OS (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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12 Jul 2023
Coupled hydrological and hydrodynamic modelling application for climate change impact assessment in the Nemunas river watershed–Curonian Lagoon–southeastern Baltic Sea continuum
Rasa Idzelytė, Natalja Čerkasova, Jovita Mėžinė, Toma Dabulevičienė, Artūras Razinkovas-Baziukas, Ali Ertürk, and Georg Umgiesser
Ocean Sci., 19, 1047–1066, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1047-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-1047-2023, 2023
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22 Jun 2023
Effects of Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flat Growth on Tidal Dynamics and Geometry of the Elbe Estuary
Tara Mahavadi, Rita Seiffert, Jessica Kelln, and Peter Fröhle
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1288,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1288, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for OS (discussion: final response, 5 comments)
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08 Jun 2023
DUACS DT2021 reprocessed altimetry improves sea level retrieval in the coastal band of the European seas
Antonio Sánchez-Román, M. Isabelle Pujol, Yannice Faugère, and Ananda Pascual
Ocean Sci., 19, 793–809, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-793-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/os-19-793-2023, 2023
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