Sediment dynamics in the Adriatic Sea investigated with coupled models

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Several large research programs focused on the Adriatic Sea in winter 2002-2003, making it an exciting place for sediment dynamics modelers (Figure 1). Investigations of atmospheric forcing and oceanic response (including wave generation and propagation, water-mass formation, stratification, and circulation), suspended material, bottom boundary layer dynamics, bottom sediment, and small-scale stratigraphy were performed by European and North American researchers participating in several projects. The goal of EuroSTRATAFORM researchers is to improve our ability to understand and simulate the physical processes that deliver sediment to the marine environment and generate stratigraphic signatures. Scientists involved in the Po and Apennine Sediment Transport and Accumulation (PASTA) experiment benefited from other major research programs including ACE (Adriatic Circulation Experiment), DOLCE VITA (Dynamics of Localized Currents and Eddy Variability in the Adriatic), EACE (the Croatian East Adriatic Circulation Experiment project), WISE (West Istria Experiment), and ADRICOSM (Italian nowcasting and forecasting) studies.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Sediment dynamics in the Adriatic Sea investigated with coupled models
Series title Oceanography
DOI 10.5670/oceanog.2004.04
Volume 17
Issue 4
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher Oceanography Society
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 12 p.
First page 58
Last page 69
Country Italy
Other Geospatial Adriatic Sea
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