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Gulf of Maine

The USGS has collaborated with researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and other institutions to study the dynamics of harmful algae blooms in the Gulf of Maine, and with researchers at the University of Maine to collect long-term observations of near bottom sediment resuspension through  the University of Maine Ocean Observing System (UMOOS), part of the New England Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS).  Wave-current bottom stress in the Gulf of Maine region is caused by a combination of near-bottom oscillatory currents associated with large surface waves, and tidal currents.  The large surface waves are associated with northeast and offshore storms

The deep basins are primarily floored by fine-grained sediments providing a laboratory to test models of fine-grained sediment resuspension and transport. 

Map showing the Gulf of Maine

Map showing the Gulf of Maine

 

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