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EuroSTRATAFORM PASTA Experiment



Description: The EuroSTRATAFORM Po and Apennine Sediment Transport and Accumulation (PASTA) experiment was an international study of sediment-transport processes and formation of geological strata in the Adriatic Sea. The study was funded by the Office of Naval Research and the European Union, and conducted in the winter of 2002-2003. The U. S. Geological Survey deployed three tripods at 10-m and 20-m depths off the Italian coast, near the town of Civitinova and the mouth of the Chienti River. The data include measurements related to coastal oceanographic properties and sediment-transport dynamics, and are being used to test and improve numerical models of circulation and transport of sediment and pollutants.

Duration: 2002-2003

USGS PIs: Chris Sherwood, Dave Rubin

Collaborators: Istituto Scienze Marine CNR, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dalhousie University, University of Washington, NATO SACLANT Center

Publications: :

Field Activity Reports: 2002-053-FA, 2003-011-FA, 2003-012-FA

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


Map of experiment locations
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Links to the Data

Basic Sampling Interval Data access via OPeNDAP

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