Accession Number : ADA261538
Title : A Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study (AmasSeds): Physical Oceanography Moored Array Component
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
Personal Author(s) : Alessi, Carol A ; Lentz, Steven J ; Beardsley, Robert C ; Castro, Belmiro M ; Geyer, W R
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 101
Abstract : A Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study (AmasSeds) is a cooperative research program by geological, chemical, physical, and biological oceanographers from Brazil and the United States to study sedimentary processes occurring over the continental shelf near the mouth of the Amazon River. The physical oceanography component of AmasSeds included a moored array deployed on the continental shelf approximately 300km northwest of the Amazon River mouth near 3.5 deg N. The moored array consisted of a cross-shelf transect of three mooring sites located on the 18-m, 65-m, and 103-m isobaths. The moored array was deployed for approximately 4 months, from early February, 1990 to mid-June, 1990, obtaining time series measurements of current, temperature, conductivity, and wind. This report describes the physical oceanography moored array component and provides a statistical and graphical summary of the moored observations.... moored oceanographic observations, Amazon River/ North Brazil Continental Shelf, AmasSeds(A Multidisciplinary Amazon Shelf SEDiment Study).
Descriptors : *CONTINENTAL SHELVES , *SEDIMENTS , *OCEANOGRAPHY , *AMAZON RIVER , TEMPERATURE , CONDUCTIVITY , OBSERVATION , BRAZIL , MOUTH , TURBIDITY , MOORING , OCEANOGRAPHERS , GEOCHEMISTRY , RIVERS , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , WIND , ARRAYS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE