Biography:

In the past K.H. Brink has collaborated on articles with Marlene A. Noble. One of their most recent publications is The near-surface dynamics of coastal upwelling. Which was published in journal Progress in Oceanography.

More information about K.H. Brink research including statistics on their citations can be found on their Copernicus Academic profile page.

K.H. Brink's Articles: (3)

The near-surface dynamics of coastal upwelling

AbstractAn attempt is made to examine some observational and theoretical aspects of upper ocean dynamics in regions of strong coastal upwelling. “Upper ocean” is roughly defined as about the upper 10–30 m of the water column for most systems. First, the basic surface Ekman and mixed layers are discussed, including some of the modifications due to upwelling. Next, coastal upwelling fronts and their associated circulation are treated. Finally, areas of strongly three-dimensional upwelling are classified and discussed. Horizontal advection of heat and momentum appear to be generally important for the near-surface dynamics of coastal upwelling, and these phenomena make realistic theoretical treatments especially difficult.

Diurnal-period currents trapped above Fieberling Guyot: observed characteristics and model comparisons

AbstractCurrent measurements at depths of 19, 115, 264 and 464 m above the summit of Fieberling Guyot (32°28′N, 127°47′W) for 13 months in 1989 show that the diurnal tides are strongly amplified. The measured variances for K1, P1 and O1 at the 115 m depth were 810, 140 and 80 times larger than the variances of the respective estimated barotropic tides. The diurnal currents closer to the summit were also strongly amplified, through the variance ratios were 40–50% of the ratios observed at 115 m. The diurnal band currents were only amplified at the precise tidal frequencies; the bandwidth of the response was less than 0.0002 cph. The discrete character of the response suggests that only currents with large spatial scales will be amplified. The characteristics of the amplified diurnal currents are compared to those predicted by a model for Fieberling Guyot of seamount-trapped waves driven by the barotropic tide. The amplitudes of the responses at this one site on the seamount compare favourably to the predicted.

The coastal Robinson

AbstractAllan Robinson made important contributions to coastal oceanography in at least two major ways. First, in 1964, he introduced continental shelf waves to the nascent coastal oceanography community, and so initiated a very profitable line of research that remained active for two decades. Second, he had the drive and vision to conceive of, and then direct, the first global synthesis of coastal oceanography.

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