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Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


A lagrangian study of Louisiana coastal current

Principal Investigator: 

William C. Boicourt

Start/End Year: 

1992 to 1995


Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


To improve the database of current measurements for surface waters in the Louisiana Coastal Current, to describe the temporal evolution of surface layer water properties (salinity, temperature, nutrients, suspended particulate matter, chlorophyll) following a patch of water, and to support the refinement and calibration of models.