Rapid Hydrographic, Optical and Microstructure Surveys on the Continental Shelf and Slope
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Goals and objectives include the following a To understand the dynamics of mesoscale circulation over the continental shelf and slope, with an emphasis on fronts, jets, eddies and topographic influences. bTo examine the relationship between circulation processes and the spatial distributions of mixing and optical properties over the continental margin. c To investigate the relationship between mesoscale circulation and spatial distributions of mixing and optical properties over the continental shelf and slope. d To understand how lateral variations in the density, velocity, mixing and optical fields influence variations in vertical mixing processes observed at a single mid-shelf location. Specific objectives of this project are to determine the characteristics and spatial scales of mixing and optical properties on the continental shelf and slope in the Middle Atlantic Bight south of Marthas Vineyard to investigate how distributions of mixing and optical properties depend on characteristics of the mesoscale coastal circulation to describe how the characteristics and distributions of mixing and optical properties on the shelf differ between seasons and relate these differences to seasonal contrasts in coastal circulation and water-column structure.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology