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Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements coastal ocean processes,open source coastal ocean models, oceanography, ocean modeling, sediment transport

Research Activities

The project encompasses several research activities that are either ongoing or have been recently completed.

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) data infrastructure development

Bottom-Stress Measurements on the Martha’s Vineyard Inner Shelf

Sediment Supply to Wetland Complexes

Measurements of Resuspension in the Gulf of Maine

Nutrients and Seagrass in West Falmouth Harbor

Profiles of Suspended Particles in the Bottom Boundary Layer (OASIS Project)

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the Gulf of Maine

Hydrodynamic and sediment transport modeling of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey

Palos Verdes Shelf

Assistance to National Park Service Submerged Resources Center

The vertical structure of the circulation and dynamics in Hudson Shelf Valley

Pat Dickhudt measuring sediment erodibility

Pat Dickhudt measuring sediment erodibility in the laboratory of RV Endeavor at sea in the Gulf of Maine. He is using the University of Maryland Gust Erosion Microcosm System (UGEMS) in October 2010. A rotating plate is installed in the core barrel above the sediment-water interface; an increasing sequence of known stresses is applied to the surficial sediment by increasing the rotation rate of the plate. Water is withdrawn from above the sediment, filtered, and weighed to determine the amount of sediment eroded at each stress level. The concentration of cysts in the eroded sediments is also determined, providing a measure of the number of cysts in the upper few millimeters of the sediment core.

 

 

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