Atlantic shelf sand ridge study : physical oceanography and sediment dynamics data report
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KeywordRidge and swale topography; Wave-current interactions; Sand ridges; Atlantic Twin (Ship) Cruise
This report describes and presents the hydrodynamic meaurements made during the Atlantic Shelf Sand Ridge Study at and near Peahala Ridge, offshore of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, in Spring 1985. The intent of this phase of the study was to examine the physical oceanographic and fluid mechanical processes in the vicinity of Peahala Ridge, one of the large shore-oblique sand ridges common in the area, and from this to identify those processes responsible for sand transport near the ridge with particular reference to its generation, maintenance and migration. The field measurement program was carried out from March to May 1985 by scientists and staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. It included measurements of currents, temperature, waves, pressure and near-bed velocity profiles. This phase was part of a larger oil industry study that included extensive geological and geophysical measurements of Peahala Ridge and other ridge-and-swale areas of the mid-Atlantic continental shelf.
Suggested CitationTechnical Report: Dragos, Paul, Aubrey, David G., "Atlantic shelf sand ridge study : physical oceanography and sediment dynamics data report", 1990-02, DOI:10.1575/1912/1003, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/1003
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