Carbon transport in the bottom boundary layer. Final report

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This report summarizes the activities and findings from a field experiment devised to estimate the rates and mechanisms of transport of carbon across the continental shelves. The specific site chosen for the experiment was the mid-Atlantic Bight, a region off the North Carolina coast. The experiment involved a large contingent of scientists from many institutions. The specific component of the program was the transport of carbon in the bottom boundary layer. The postulate mechanisms of transport of carbon in the bottom boundary layer are: resuspension and advection, downward deposition, and accumulation. The high turbulence levels in the bottom boundary layer ... continued below

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Agrawal, Y.C. October 5, 1998.

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This report summarizes the activities and findings from a field experiment devised to estimate the rates and mechanisms of transport of carbon across the continental shelves. The specific site chosen for the experiment was the mid-Atlantic Bight, a region off the North Carolina coast. The experiment involved a large contingent of scientists from many institutions. The specific component of the program was the transport of carbon in the bottom boundary layer. The postulate mechanisms of transport of carbon in the bottom boundary layer are: resuspension and advection, downward deposition, and accumulation. The high turbulence levels in the bottom boundary layer require the understanding of the coupling between turbulence and bottom sediments. The specific issues addressed in the work reported here were: (a) What is the sediment response to forcing by currents and waves? (b) What is the turbulence climate in the bottom boundary layer at this site? and (c) What is the rate at which settling leads to carbon sequestering in bottom sediments at offshore sites?

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OSTI as DE99000029

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  • Other Information: PBD: 5 Oct 1998

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  • Other: DE99000029
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/62179--T1-Pt.1
  • Grant Number: FG03-96ER62179
  • DOI: 10.2172/666226 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 666226
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711967

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Agrawal, Y.C. Carbon transport in the bottom boundary layer. Final report, report, October 5, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711967/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.