Accession Number:

ADA550861

Title:

Evolution of Fine-Grained Sediment Deposits Over Moderate to Long Time Scales

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

My long-term goal within the STRATAFORM program is to increase our understanding of the processes controlling the formation, reworking and preservation of event-scale stratigraphy on the continental shelf. The objectives of this project for FY98 have been to 1 participate in the analysis and interpretation of the bottom boundary layer field studies 2 test and apply a 2-dimensional, time-dependent model of shelf sediment transport to investigate the importance of advection and flux divergence to event bed formation and the emplacement of flood deposits and 3 incorporate flocculation effects into the shelf sediment transport model and evaluate the importance of this process to storm-driven transport.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE