Sediment Dispersal in the Gulf of Lions: Water Column Dynamics and Potential for Cross-Margin Transport
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 the oceanic processes that erode, transport,and deposit sediment in the margin system, and 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 has two parts analysis of results from PASTA Po and Apennine Sediment Transport and Accumulation and preparation for new field work in the Gulf of Lions beginning in October 2004. The specific objective for PASTA is to document the structure of the Western Adriatic Coastal Current and related sediment transport. The specific objective for the Gulf of Lions is to investigate the interaction of water column dynamics with trapping and transport of suspended sediment.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology