Super-oceanic winds over a narrow coastal estuary in onshore flow events
Lazarus, Steven M.
Holman, Bryan P.
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Indian River Lagoon Winds -- Shallow water estuary -- Average depth ~ 1 m -- Fetch limited except NNW/SSE -- Stretches 150 miles north/south -- Limited exchange with ocean via inlets -- Improvement of wind forcing -- Wind set-up and surge forecasting -- Significant wave height forecasting -- “cheaper” solutions for ensemble forecasts -- Protection of life & property (NWS) -- Ecological system impacts (local science)