Accession Number:

ADA626990

Title:

High-Resolution Measurement of Sediment Concentration in Convectively Unstable Sediment Clouds

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

To understand the mechanics of convective sedimentation CS and develop state-of-the-art technology to observe those mechanics in the field. CS represents an intriguing new process that has the potential to change the way the way we think about delivery of riverine material to the continental shelf and beyond. Despite substantial indirect evidence, CS has not been observed directly in the field most likely a result of existing instrument limitations.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE