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Water level fluctuations in the Odra River mouth area in relation to passages of deep low-pressure systems

Bernard Wiśniewski
  • Institute of Navigation, Maritime University, Ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
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Published Online: 2007-04-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10009-007-0009-2

Water level fluctuations in the Odra River mouth area in relation to passages of deep low-pressure systems

The Odra River mouth area is affected by storm surges caused by passages of deep low-pressure systems over the Baltic Sea. The surges are the result of wind action and changes in atmospheric pressure at the sea surface. The two effects may be additive, in which both factors increase or decrease the sea level on the coast, or they may be non-additive, where one factor increases the sea level and the other decreases it. This paper discusses the role of the wind field and changes in atmospheric pressure in the duration and extent of storm surges in the Odra River mouth area.

Keywords: storm surges; low-pressure systems; Odra River mouth

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Published Online: 2007-04-05

Published in Print: 2007-03-01


Citation Information: Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 69–82, ISSN (Online) 1897-3191, ISSN (Print) 1730-413X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10009-007-0009-2.

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