Accession Number : ADA327275

Title :   Circulation within Monterey Submarine Canyon.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Mar 94-28 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INST PACIFIC GROVE CA

Personal Author(s) : Rosenfeld, Leslie ; Noble, Marlene ; Pilskaln, Cindy ; Schwing, Frank

PDF Url : ADA327275

Report Date : 26 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Our immediate objective is to analyze one year's worth of data on the water circulation and vertical and lateral transport of suspended particulate matter within Monterey Submarine Canyon. We will use these data to: estimate the transport of water and particulates through the Monterey Submarine Canyon; compare the low frequency circulation and density structure at a 'wide' and at a 'narrow' portion of the canyon; relate the circulation in the canyon to parameters of the flow over the canyon, deep flow outside the canyon, and to the topographic features of the canyon; evaluate the kinetic energy distribution, including tidal and higher frequencies, as a function of along-canyon distance (and hence canyon width) and depth; investigate the spatial patterns of particulate matter in the water column and examine the relationship between measured currents and volume transport of suspended particulate matter. We will compare our results to published theoretical predictions of circulation within canyons.

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *ECOLOGY, *SUBMARINE CANYONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, WATER FLOW, TOPOGRAPHY, SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, KINETIC ENERGY, PARTICULATES, LOW FREQUENCY, INTERNAL WAVES, BAYS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE