Monterey Canyon Turbidity Flow

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

This website describes two turbidity events flowing down Monterey Canyon. The flows were recorded in December 2002 by a benthic mooring device located at1300 m depth. The website contains a detailed description of the events as well as graphs and illustrations of the effect of the event on instrumentation, including parameters such as flow speed and temperature.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Sedimentary Geology