Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612)

Spur and groove (SAG) formations are found on the forereefs of many coral reefs worldwide. Modeling results have shown that SAG formations together with shoaling waves induce a nearshore Lagrangian circulation pattern of counter-rotating circulation cells, but these have never been observed in the field. We present results from two separate field studies of SAG formations on Palmyra Atoll which show their effect on waves to be small, but reveal a persistent order 1 cm/s depth-averaged Lagrangian offshore flow over the spur and onshore flow over the grooves, among other conclusions. Please see the paper for details:
Rogers, J.S, S. Monismith, R. Dunbar, D. Koweek, 2015, Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations on a Coral Reef, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans.
  • Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-09
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 5.9
S: 5.86
E: -162.08
W: -162.14
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  • publication: 2017-02-14
Edition 1.1
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Purpose Basic research
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  • Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • ADCP > Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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  • Cite as: Rogers, Justin; Stanford University (2017). Field Observations of Wave-Driven Circulation over Spur and Groove Formations near the Palmyra Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean from 2012-09-16 to 2013-09-16 (NCEI Accession 0123612). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-02-14T23:34:25 - NCEI Accession 0123612 v1.1 was published.
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