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  Information - OS2 Open session on Shelf Seas, Coastal Seas, and Estuaries (co-listed in BG & NP)

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Contributions are invited on innovative observational, theoretical, experimental and modelling studies concerning physical processes in estuaries, coastal seas and shelf seas. Processes can include hydrodynamics (e.g., waves, tides, currents, eddies, density structures), transport of material (e.g., sediments, contaminants, nutrients), and morphodynamics (e.g., evolution of bed forms or basin shape). Study areas are envisaged between the base of the shelf break and the upstream limit of estuaries. Scales of primary interest are basin scale down to about a hundred metres. However, contributions on processes outside these geographical limits, or of smaller scales (e.g., turbulence, ripples) will be considered where they significantly influence processes within these limits. Equally, contributions on non-physical or non-marine processes (e.g., climate dynamics, biogeochemistry, man-made structures) will be considered where they significantly influence, or are significantly influenced by, the processes aimed at in this session. Subsessions are envisaged on estuarine processes and on morphodynamics, and contributions on these topics are especially welcome.

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