An instrument system for long-term sediment transport studies on the continental shelf

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
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Abstract

A bottom-mounted instrument system has been designed and built to monitor processes of bottom sediment movement on the continental shelf. The system measures bottom current speed and direction, pressure, temperature, and light transmission and photographs the bottom. The system can be deployed for periods of 2–6 months to monitor intermitent processes of sediment movement such as storms and to assess seasonal variability. Deployments of the system on the U.S. east coast continental shelf show sediment resuspension and changes in bottom microtopography due to surface waves, tidal currents, and storms.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An instrument system for long-term sediment transport studies on the continental shelf
Series title Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
DOI 10.1029/JC084iC03p01215
Volume 84
Issue C3
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 1215
Last page 1220
Country United States
Projection Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N