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Description: Near-bottom current measurements to understand the fate and transport of sludge discharged at the sea surface. Sludge from the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region was discharged at DWDS106 from 1986-1992 and represents the largest dump of sludge to the deep ocean in the world and an opportunity to observe the long-term effects of ocean disposal on the deep ocean.

Duration: Sep 1989- Jul 1990

USGS PIs: B. Butman, M. Bothner

Collaborators: NOAA National Undersea Research Program


Field Activitie Reports: 1989-027-FA, 1990-026-FA

Explore where measurements were made and the kinds of data collected during this
experiment using GoogleEarth (V4 or better required) and DWDS_106.kml.

Map of station locations
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Links to the Data

Basic Sampling Interval Data access via THREDDS
Hourly Averaged Data

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