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In situ measurements of the Saint-Georges Bank sedimentary dynamics (Gironde estuary)

Océanographie du Golfe de Gasgogne (Biarritz, 4-6 avril 2000)

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

MALLET, Cyril
University of Plymouth, Institute of Marine Studies, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Royaume-Uni
PAIREAU, Osanne
University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, Royaume-Uni
HUNTLEY, David
University of Plymouth, Institute of Marine Studies, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, Royaume-Uni
COLLINS, Michael
University of Southampton, School of Ocean and Earth Science, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This study presents the first in-situ measurements of the dynamics over the Saint-Georges Bank located in the mouth of the Gironde estuary (France). The sandbank, which is elongated and nearly attached to a headland, is not dynamically stable and shows an anticlockwise rotation of its crest. We present here the results obtained during the Swamgir-2 cruise in September 1999. Throughout this experiment bathymetric survey, side-scan sonar records, ADCP transects, deployment of the Tosca benthic Lander were undertaken. These measurements allow us to estimate residual sand transport and hydrodynamic patterns over the sandbank.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Colloque international d'océanographie du Golfe de Gascogne, 7, Biarritz, France, 2000-04-04, Actes de colloques - IFREMER, issn : 0761-3962, 2001, vol. 31, p. 223-229, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 8 ref.

Date :
2001

Identifiants :
isbn : 2-84433-054-1

Editeur :
Pays édition : France, Plouzané, Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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