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Main Title A Study of deep ocean currents near the 3800m low-level radioactive waste disposal site : May 1984 - May 1986 /
Author Casagrande, Christopher. ; Hamilton, P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hamilton, Peter.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. ;Science Applications International Corp., Newport, RI.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 520/1-88-007; SAIC-87/7503/133
Stock Number PB89-120794
OCLC Number 847743587
Subjects Ocean currents--Hudson Canyon. ; Radioactive waste sites--Hudson Canyon. ; Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean--Atlantic Ocean. ; Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Radioactive wastes ; Contaminants ; Ocean current ; Waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Atlantic Ocean ; Water pollution ; Water flow ; Sediment transport ; Gulf Stream ; Western Boundary Undercurrent ; Hudson Canyon
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EHAD  EPA 520-1-88-007 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 06/17/2013
NTIS  PB89-120794 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation xi, 51 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report presents the results of a two-year study of a U.S. 3800 m low-level radioactive waste disposal site near the mouth of the Hudson Canyon. The program objectives were to describe the currents, including their source and variability, and deduce from the data the potential for, and direction of, transport of contaminants from the disposal area. The results show that the currents in the disposal area range in strength from a few to 62 cm/sec and are principally due to the presence of low frequency topographic Rossby waves having periods of approximately two to four weeks. The currents generally flow towards the southwest, in line with the general topography of the mid-Atlantic region. The canyon acts to distort the southwest flow, resulting in currents below the canyon rim which are aligned with the canyon onshore-offshore axis. The direction of currents along the canyon axis appears to be determined by the proximity of both the Gulf Stream and the Western Boundary Undercurrent.
"Project officer William R. Curtis." "EPA 520/1-88-007." "June 1988"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50). "SAIC - 87/7503/133"--T.p. "Prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Interagency Agreement No. DW14930778-01-0."