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Surface current patterns suggested by suspended sediment distribution over the outer continental margin, Bering Sea

Marine Geology

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Abstract

Samples of total suspended matter (TSM) were collected at the surface over the northern outer continental margin of the Bering Sea during the summers of 1980 and 1981. Volume concentrations of surface TSM averaged 0.6 and 1.1 mg l-1 for 1980 and 1981, respectively. Organic matter, largely plankton, made up about 65% of the near-surface TSM for both years. Distributions of TSM suggested that shelf circulation patterns were characterized either by meso- and large- scale eddies or by cross-shelf components of flow superimposed on a general northwesterly net drift. These patterns may be caused by large submarine canyons which dominate the physiography of this part of the Bering Sea continental margin. ?? 1987.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Surface current patterns suggested by suspended sediment distribution over the outer continental margin, Bering Sea
Series title:
Marine Geology
Volume
74
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Geology
First page:
301
Last page:
308