Description: Field experiments have been carried out to understand the transport of sediments and associated contaminants in the Hudson Shelf Valley, offshore of New York. The valley is a sink and potential conduit for the movement of sediments and associated contaminants across the shelf. A winter experiment (2000-2001) investigated the role of winter storms in transporting sediments in the valley. A spring experiment (2006) explored transport during the period of spring runoff from the Hudson River. The spring experiment was carried out in cooperation with LaTTE (Lagrangian Transport and Tracer Experiment).
Duration: Winter Experiment: December 1999 - April 2000
Spring Experiment: April - June 2006
USGS Principal Investigator: B. Butman
Collaborators: Winter: Courtney Harris (USGS and now at VIMS), Peter Traykovski (WHOI).
Spring: Bob Chant and Scott Glenn (Rutgers).
Harris, C.K, Butman, B., Traykovski, P., 2003, Winter-time circulation and sediment transport in the Hudson Shelf Valley. Continental Shelf Research, v. 23(8), p. 801-820.
Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:
Dalyander, P.S., Butman, Bradford, Montgomery, E.T., Martini, M.A., Oceanographic Measurements-- Hudson Shelf Valley, Massachussetts, 1999-2000, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/hudson_svalley.html.
FGDC metadata for this experiment.