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Response of the suspended sediment transport system to continental shelf dynamics

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02462441

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Abstract

Surface currents influenced by a wind-driven upwelling event in San Pedro Bay moved total suspended matter (TSM) confined to the inner shelf on 19 April 1978 seaward, so that by 27 April surface TSM had increased over the outer shelf. Near-bottom concentrations of TSM also increased across the shelf during this time. This is explained by sediment resuspended by large surface waves being advected from the inner shelf seaward by the mean flow after this flow had turned from southeasterly to southerly when upwelling ceased on 26 April. These complex shelf dynamics contribute to the off-shelf transport of mud to the slope and deep basins. ?? 1981 A. M. Dowden, Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Response of the suspended sediment transport system to continental shelf dynamics
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02462441
Volume
1
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
243
Last page:
248
Number of Pages:
6