Oceanic Forcing of Coral Reefs
Ryan J. Lowe, James L. Falter
Annual Review of Marine Science, Vol. 7, 2015
Here, we review recent advances in our understanding of these processes, ranging from the small-scale mechanics of flow around coral communities and their influence on nutrient exchange to larger, reef-scale patterns of wave- and tide-driven circulation and their effects on reef water quality and perceived rates of metabolism.
Our goal is to show how a wide range of ocean-driven processes ultimately shape the growth and metabolism of coral reefs.
Explains flow dynamics through reef canopies in a useful way. Click and read!