Sediment Dispersal in the Gulf of Lions: Water Column Dynamics and Potential for Cross-Margin Transport
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BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS
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The most general long-term goals of this study, as part of EuroSTRATAFORM, are to investigate a the oceanic processes that erode, transport, and deposit sediment in the margin system and b how fine sediment erosion, transport and accumulation impact water-column turbidity and seabed strata where modern fluvial sediment is transferred across a continental shelf. This project is a continuation of the EuroSTRATAFORM project and the objectives over the past year focused on analysis and synthesis of results from PASTA Po and Apennine Sediment Transport and Accumulation preliminary analyses of results from field work in the Gulf of Lions and examination of the optical response to sediment resuspension events using an Autonomous Profiler in collaboration with the OASIS project taking place at the Marthas Vineyard Coastal Observatory.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography