Accession Number:

ADA222068

Title:

Report on Sediment Transport Events on Shelf and Slope (STRESS) Field Season 1: Winter 1988-1989 Benthic Acoustic Stress Sensor (BASS) Component

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Data on the effects of winter conditions on the transport of sediment on the continental shelf off Northern California were collected during the first year of the Sediment TRansport Events on Shelves and Slopes STRESS Experiment. This experiment was done in conjunction with Shelf Mixed Layer Experiment SMILE and Biological Effects on Coastal Ocean Sediment Transport BECOST to provide a complete suite of measurements of nearshore dynamics, sediment transport, and biological interactions. This report includes a general description of the work accomplished during the STRESS field season, carried out in the winter of 1988-1989 off the Northern California coast. Three cruises were completed, one each for deployment, turnaround, and recovery of the instruments. This created two back-to-back sections of data, one from December 4, 1988 to January 23, 1989, and the other from January 29 to March 17, 1989. This report also documents the use of the Benthic Acoustic Stress Sensor BASS, and the associated acoustic data telemetry link in STRESS. BASS had been used in different configurations previously, but the acoustic telemetry system is new. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE