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)
Gelfenbaum, G. and M. A. Noble, 1993: Significant bed elevation changes related to Gulf Stream dynamics on the South Carolina 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.
Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:
Butman, Bradford, Noble, M.A. Lightsom, F.L., Oceanographic Measurements-- South Atlantic Bight, 1977-1978: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/sab_sed.html.