Field Measurements of Sediment Transport Processes in Strataform
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MENLO PARK CA
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The overall long-term goal of STRATAFORM is to advance our understanding of the development of stratigraphic sequences on continental shelves and slopes. An essential part of this understanding comes from direct measurements of the response of bottom and suspended sediment to oceanic forcing in the study areas. In this project our specific long-term goal is to obtain high quality time-series measurements of flows and sediment parameters in the bottom boundary layer on the continental shelf off northern California, and to utilize these data to derive estimates of sediment resuspension and flux. Additionally the time-series data will be used in conjunction with measurements of bed roughness, local and regional-scale sediment size distribution studies, and density stratification to validate and provide inputs for sediment transport models.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy