Sediment Volume Inhomogeneities, Patterns, Mechanisms and Rates of Change
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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The ultimate objective of this research program is to identify and obtain a predictive understanding of the physical and biological processes responsible for variations in the sediment volume inhomogeneity field of marine sediments. To achieve this goal we are studying formative processes occurring on the sediment surface e.g., biogenic mound formation, ripple development, as well as processes occurring within the seabed e.g., bioturbation and compaction. The approach to these areas of interest is predominantly field-oriented, with a secondary emphasis on model development.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography