|Chief Scientist: Dave Ullman / URI GSO|
|Port/Location: Mid-Atlantic Bight|
|Dates: April 2-11, 2007|
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The focus of this research of the Mid-shelf region of the mid-Atlantic Bight is on understanding the dynamics of and transfer of materials across the mid-shelf hydrographic front. This feature has been observed in satellite observations, but little is known about the mechanism underlying its formation and how its presence influences the cross-shelf transport of water properties, fish larvae, etc. Moorings with physical oceanography sensors were deployed. Shipboard hydrographic surveys were performed with Endeavor's ScanFish (a towed undulating vehicle). Also performed were radiochemical analysis of water samples.