Accession Number : ADA328468

Title :   Fine Sediments in Suspension over Continental Shelves.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 94-30 Oct 96,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Trowbridge, John

PDF Url : ADA328468

Report Date : 08 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The work funded by this grant addressed the dynamics of the bottom boundary layer and the associated transport of fine sediment on storm-dominated continental shelves. The grant was a continuation of previous grants that covered the same topics, and it was part of the Sediment Transport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS) program, which contained a substantial field component off northern California. The work on sediment transport focused on a comparison of the thickness of the bottom mixed layer (BML) and the bottom nepheloid layer (BNL), and it indicated a different structure depending on whether the along-isobath flow is upwelling-favorable or downwelling-favorable. The work on the dynamics of the bottom boundary layer focused on observational tests of vertically integrated balances for heat and momentum.

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, LAYERS, BOUNDARY LAYER, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SUSPENDED SEDIMENTS, CALIFORNIA, HEAT, MOMENTUM.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE