Oceanic Forcing of Coral Reefs

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Oceanic Forcing of Coral Reefs

Ryan J. Lowe, James L. Falter

Annual Review of Marine Science, Vol. 7, 2015

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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!


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