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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 PIs: B. Butman

Collaborators: Winter: Courtney Harris (USGS and now at VIMS), Peter Traykovski (WHOI).
                          Spring: Bob Chant and Scott Glenn (Rutgers).


Oceanographic Observations in the Hudson Shelf Valley, December 1999 - April 2000: Data Report

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.

Field Activity Reports: 1999-006-FA, 2000-054-FA, 2006-013-FA, 2006-023-FA

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

FGDC metadata for this experiment.

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Links to the Data

Winter 2000 Experiment Spring 2006 Experiment OPeNDAP
Basic Sampling Interval Basic Sampling Interval Data access via THREDDS
Hourly Averaged Data Hourly Averaged Data
Low Passed Data

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