Accession Number : ADA325576

Title :   Field Measurements of Sediment Transport Processes in Support of the STRATAFORM Shelf Dynamics Study: Progress Report for 1995-1997.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE GLOUCESTER POINT

Personal Author(s) : Wright, L. D. ; Kim, S. C.

PDF Url : ADA325576

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The global objective of the VIMS involvement in the STRATAFORM program continues to be to improve understanding of the spatially and temporally varying mechanisms that suspend, transport, and deposit sediment on the continental shelf in the vicinity of the mouth of the Eel River specifically and on continental shelves generally. Common objectives of the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 field campaigns included: (a) to characterize the nature and spatial variability of bed roughness by means of side-scan sonar surveys; and (b) to obtain estimates of time-varying bed stresses over contrasting bottom types at two sites and to evaluate sediment resuspension in response to those stresses by means of bottom boundary layer tripod deployments. Field activities in 1996-1997 were also aimed at supporting the team efforts of the Eel River Plume Study.

Descriptors :   *SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *SCANNING SONAR, STRESSES, MEASUREMENT, DYNAMICS, FIELD TESTS, VARIATIONS, DEPOSITS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SURVEYS, SEDIMENTS, MOUTH, SIDE LOOKING SONAR.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE