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The basic time scales for current-induced net transport of surface water and associated time scales of reaching the nearshore in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, are analysed based on Lagrangian trajectories of water particles reconstructed from three-dimensional velocity fields by the Rossby Centre circulation model for 1987–1991. The number of particles reaching the nearshore exhibits substantial temporal variability whereas the rate of leaving the gulf is almost steady. It is recommended to use an about 3 grid cells wide nearshore area as a substitute to the coastal zone and about 10–15 day long trajectories for calculations of the probability of reaching the nearshore. An appropriate time window for estimates of the properties of net transport patterns is 4–10 days.

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Estonian Journal of Engineering



Teaduste Akadeemia Kirjastus

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Marie Curie Reintegration Grant ESTSpline (PERG02-GA-2007-224819), Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (grant SF0140077s08), Estonian Science Foundation (grant No. 7413)

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Dr. Mihhail Berezovski was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time this paper was published.