Field Measurements of Sediment Transport Processes in STRATAFORM: Extended Duration Observations
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The long-term goal of the sediment dynamics component of STRATAFORM is to link sediment transport processes on the continental shelf and slope to the formation and preservation of event beds in sediment deposits. Our objective is to maintain monitoring instrumentation on the shelf and slope to address the long-term dispersal of sediment in the along- and across-shelf directions. In particular, we are investigating the questions of a along- and across- shelf variability of sediment flux on the continental shelf, b temporal variability of sediment flux on the continental shelf, c existence and dynamics of fluid mud on temperate shelves, and d delivery of suspended sediment to the continental slope and the formation of bottom and intermediate nepheloid layers.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Soil Mechanics