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
USGS PIs: B. Butman
Collaborators: Winter: Courtney Harris (USGS and now at VIMS), Peter Traykovski (WHOI).
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.
FGDC metadata for this experiment.
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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