We invite you to submit an abstract to our session: The dynamics of coastal outflows: rips, rivers, reefs, and revelations at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 27th Biennial Conference that will take place in Portland, OR, 12-16 November 2023.
The abstract deadline is May 10. A list of sessions and abstract submission information can be found here:
Walter Torres, University of Washington
Yingzhong Lou, University of Washington
Alexandra Simpson, University of California San Diego
Derek Grimes, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Session: The dynamics of coastal outflows: rips, rivers, reefs, and revelations
Keywords: Estuarine and Coastal Hydrodynamics, Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, Physical Oceanography
Outflows such as rip currents, rivers, and reef pass jets are important transport processes in coastal and estuarine systems, facilitating exchange between the nearshore and inner shelf. These features span a range of scales and exhibit distinct behaviors depending on hydrodynamic conditions (e.g., buoyancy, wave forcing, topography, bottom friction, and rotation). This session aims to synthesize process-oriented modeling and observational studies regarding coastal outflows, especially at small-intermediate scales. The session should be of interest to researchers studying coastal jets and plumes, and encourages participants to characterize their system using relevant physical parameters to invite comparison between different phenomena.