Comparison of Present Day and Historical Dispersal Patterns in the Western Adriatic
VIRGINIA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE GLOUCESTER POINT
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By improving numerical representations of coastal circulation, sediment properties, and wave fields, this project seeks to develop reliable predictions of sediment concentration, transport and deposition. Calculations that simulate conditions during field experiments can be validated using observations. We can then extrapolate to longer timescales by running longer simulations, and by predicting dispersal patterns under configurations that represent past geologic or climatologic conditions. By using a well-tested model to evaluate the impact that shifts in sediment and freshwater delivery have had on seafloor texture, we hope to bridge the gap between present day observations and the events and climatic shifts capable of leaving a stratigraphic signal.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Fluid Mechanics