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Internal gravity waves, the subsurface analogue of the familiar surface gravity waves that break on beaches, are ubiquitous in the ocean. Because of their strong vertical and horizontal currents, and the turbulent mixing caused by their breaking, they affect a panoply of ocean processes, such as the supply of nutrients for photosynthesis, sediment and(More)
Energetic meteorological events such as frontal passages and hurricanes often impact coastal regions in the northern Gulf of Mexico that influence geochemical processes in the region. Satellite remote sensing data such as winds from QuikSCAT, suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentrations derived from SeaWiFS and the outputs (sea level and surface ocean(More)
We estimated surface salinity flux and solar penetration from satellite data, and performed model simulations to examine the impact of including the satellite estimates on temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen distributions on the Louisiana continental shelf (LCS) near the annual hypoxic zone. Rainfall data from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement(More)
We propose a new type of multiple-transducer scheme with functions of multiple-angle and multiple-frequency tomography for scanning tomographic acoustic microscopy (STAM) using transverse waves. We review the data acquisition system and mode conversion of the acoustic waves for STAM and the multiple-angle and multiple-frequency tomography. Our(More)
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The Louisiana continental shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico experiences bottom water hypoxia in the summer. In this study, we applied a biogeochemical model that simulates dissolved oxygen concentrations on the shelf in response to varying riverine nutrient and organic carbon loads, boundary fluxes, and sediment fluxes. Five-year model simulations(More)
Project objectives and goals The long-term goal of the shelf hypoxia project is the evaluation, and transition to operations, of a coupled, biogeochemical/physical model capable of forecasting the real-time evolution of shelf ecosystem processes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. The objectives of year 1 efforts were to: (1) Expose the CI team to the(More)
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