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106-Mile Dumpsite Oceanographic Project (Mid Atlantic Bight); Surface Drifters and Hydrographic Measurements; NOAA/NOS


The 106-Mile Dumpsite Oceanographic project is response to the Ocean Dumping

Act (http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/mprsa/02.htm) which directs the National

Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA), and the US Coast Guard to perform research, monitoring, and

surveillance until ocean dumping of municipal sewage sludge ...

Four 1991 seasonal deployments of four satellite-tracked drifters each and a

single 1990 deployment of eight drifters were conducted across the continental

shelf break and Dumpsite. The tracking and processing of near-surface drifters

continues. Coupled with EPA weekly drifter deployments, the CEOB drifter study

provides information on the relationship between suspended sludge dispersal to

the near-surface circulation and interaction of shelf water, slope water, and

Gulf Stream over the continental margin in the MAB.

Hydrographic studies include quasi-synoptic conductivity and temperature

profile and expendable bathythermograph (XBT) surveys of the MAB and dumpsite.

These surveys were conducted in support of biological and chemical sampling and

in conjunction with the deployment of drifters.

Weekly transects were taken across the shelf, slope, and northern tip of the

Dumpsite to the Gulf Stream from the ship of opportunity, M/V OLEANDER; this

was an expansion of the monthly program managed by National Marine Fisheries

Service's Northeast Fisheries Center, in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Description: Information on the 106-mile dumpsite
Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Center URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/about/centers/ccma

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (301) 713-3034
Fax: 301-713-4338
Email: harris.white at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment
NOAA/National Ocean Survey
1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3281
Country: USA
Phone: (301) 713-2809
Fax: 301-713-4501
Contact Address:
NOAA/National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Highway, Room 6543
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3281
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-04-20