Accession Number:

ADA626042

Title:

Assessment of Electrical Resistivity Anomalies Caused by Fresh Water Discharge Offshore: Analysis of Data Collected off North Carolina and California

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to determine the impact that fresh water discharge across the continental shelf has on the electrical resistivity structure of bottom sediments and, by so doing, to use electrical measurements to constrain the regional hydrology and the exchange of continentally derived groundwater with the ocean. The strength and spatial distribution of resistivity anomalies caused by fresh water will be used to assess the likelihood of false target identification in mine counter measures, and the degree to which bottom conditions might be misclassified.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE