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Description: A series of studies to assess environmental hazards to petroleum development in the South Atlantic Bight. Long-term observations of currents and near-bottom processes to document the frequency and processes of near-bottom sediment transport. along the U.S. east coast continental margin.

Duration: Aug 1977 - Nov 1978

USGS PIs: B. Butman and M. Noble

Collaborators: Bureau of Land Management (now Minerals Management Service)

Publications: Gelfenbaum, G. and M. A. Noble, 1993: Significant bed elevation changes related to Gulf Stream dynamics on the South Carolin continental shelf. Continental Shelf Research , Vol. 13, no 4, p. 385-405.

Noble, M. A. and G. Gelfenbaum, 1992: Seasonal fluctuations in sea level on the South Carolina shelf and their relationship to the Gulf Stream. Journal of Geophysical Research, V97, C6, p. 9521-9529.

Field Activity Reports: 1977-032-FA, 1978-002-FA, 1978-009-FA, 1978-018-FA, 1978-038-FA

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