Accession Number:

ADA625821

Title:

Using a Near-Bed Sediment Flux Sensor to Measure Wave Formed Bedform Migration and Formation Processes and Sonar Observation of Mine Burial

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Our research program focuses on identifying and quantifying sediment erosion, transport, and deposition processes on the continental shelf through state of the art observational techniques in both fine grained and sandy environments. In sandy environments our goal is to understand the detailed interactions and feedbacks between hydrodynamics, bedforms, and the resulting sand transport. In fine grained environments we have been investigating the role fluid mud flows as a depositional mechanism in areas with high deposition rates.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Underwater Ordnance
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE