Accession Number : ADA296725

Title :   Coastal Ocean Processes: Wind-Driven Transport Processes on the U.S. West Coast.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Smith, R. L. ; Brink, K. H.

PDF Url : ADA296725

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : Wind-driven transport occurs on nearly all of the world's continental shelves. A workshop, open to all interested scientists, was held in Portland, Oregon, on July l4-l6, 1993, to assess the need for a major interdisciplinary study, and to begin defining the relevant questions and approaches. Specific questions were posed in the areas of air-sea feedback, sources and sinks of chemicals in the euphotic zone, plankton distributions and benthic exchanges. The consensus of the entire workshop was that a CoOP study of wind-driven transport processes should be made and should take place over the continental margin adjacent to the U.S. west coast. The central question to be addressed is: What processes control the cross-margin transport of biological, chemical and geological materials in a strongly wind-driven system? Some recommendations were made for locations and measurement techniques to be used in the envisioned two-year field program. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *WIND, *TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *CONTINENTAL SHELVES, *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, SYMPOSIA, OCEAN CURRENTS, GEOLOGY, SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, MASS FLOW, TRANSPORT, MARINE BIOLOGY, PACIFIC OCEAN, OCEAN MODELS, MARINE METEOROLOGY, WATER MASSES, WORKSHOPS, BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW, UPWELLING, PLANKTON, CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY, EUPHOTIC ZONES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE