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Title: Circulation and exchange processes on the South Atlantic Bight Continental Shelf: Progress report, July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989

The work reported here is part of the Department of Energy sponsored Southeast US Continental Shelf Program. The DOE Program is a coordinated, multi-university, interdisciplinary investigation aimed at understanding the physical, chemical and biological processes in the South Atlantic Bight (SAB: east coast continental shelf region from Cape Hatteras to Cape Canaveral). The program is coordinated by Dr. David Menzel of Skidaway Oceanographic Institute. The activities of the other Program Investigators will be discussed briefly under Program Overview. The University of Miami component of the program involves an investigation of the physical processes regulating the transport and exchange of materials in the shelf waters. The guiding scientific objective of this work is to improve the capability for prediction of the physical environment. The principal scientific task is to determine the relative importance of the forces driving shelf circulation and exchange and to measure the shelf waters' response over variable time and space scales. The influence of physical processes on chemical and biological distributions and their interactions is studied through interdisciplinary investigations, joint analysis and interpretation of data and joint publications. 103 refs., 14 figs.
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OSTI Identifier:
6169483
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/60355-4
ON: DE89010065
DOE Contract Number:
FG05-85ER60355
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Miami Univ., FL (USA). Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; FLORIDA; COASTAL WATERS; SOUTH ATLANTIC BIGHT; PRODUCTIVITY; CONTINENTAL SHELF; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; GEORGIA; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PROGRESS REPORT; SEDIMENTS; TIDE; UPWELLING; WATER CURRENTS; WIND; ATLANTIC OCEAN; CONTINENTAL MARGIN; CURRENTS; DOCUMENT TYPES; FEDERAL REGION IV; MASS TRANSFER; NORTH AMERICA; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS; USA 580500* -- Oceanography-- (1980-1989)