Accession Number : ADA288886

Title :   Shelf Sediment Dynamics and Development of Lithostratigraphy,

Descriptive Note : INAL REPT. 1 Jul 93-30 Jun 94,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK

Personal Author(s) : Nittrouer, Charles A.

PDF Url : ADA288886

Report Date : 16 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This workshop designed an integrated investigation of the stratigraphic signature that is created on the shelf and slope portions of continental margins. The goals of the overall program will: add geological perspective to shelf and slope studies of sediment transport, morphology and fine-scale stratigraphy (time scales <100y); provide physical constraints on interpretation of high frequency seismic stratigraphy in the upper loom of the seabed (time scales-10000y-1,000,000y); develop approaches for interpolating between these time scales and obtaining stratigraphic insights. In order to reach these goals, field work will investigate the margins off northern California and New Jersey. Interdisciplinary studies will have a geologic focus designed to unravel the complex relationships between formative sedimentary processes and preserved strata. In the two diverse study areas, where much reconnaissance work already has been completed, a holistic approach to shelf and slope environments will observe and model sediment transport and accumulation and their relationships to resultant stratigraphy.

Descriptors :   *CONTINENTAL SHELVES, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *STRATIGRAPHY, *CONTINENTAL SLOPES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OCEAN WAVES, WIND, GEOLOGY, CALIFORNIA, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, RECONNAISSANCE, SEDIMENTS, NEW JERSEY, OCEAN BOTTOM, SUSPENDEN SEDIMENTS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE