Accession Number:

ADA626873

Title:

Sediment Flux to the Coastal Zone: Predictions for the Navy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER INST OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Determine the magnitude, seasonality, and geographic distribution of mine burial rates, as a function of landward and seaward forces. The central premise is that the nature of upland drainage basin characteristics including human forcings defines the spatial distribution, timing, frequency and intensity of river-dominated fluxes of suspended sediments. Develop a set of quantitative estimates of continental-scale suspended sediment flux that can be derived from currently available global biogeophysical data sets. Determine the accuracy of these simulated outputs through comparison to measured fluxes.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE