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Accession Number PB2014-100496
Title South Atlantic Information Resources: Data Search and Literature Synthesis.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 984p
Personal Author J. Michel
Abstract The last major study of the physical oceanography of the South Atlantic OCS was conducted for the Minerals Management Service in the early 1980s (Atkinson et al., 1985). Between 1977 and 1991 the US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored research in the area. This DOE work was complemented by a number of additional research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and others, which addressed specific processes or components of the system. However, the DOE-supported research was the major interdisciplinary, multi-institute project to be initiated to address shelf processes. The Marine Minerals Program has conducted studies of specific borrow sites in South Carolina and Florida. In 2008, the US Navy completed a comprehensive compilation of data and literature concerning natural resources (with emphasis on marine mammals and sea turtles) found in the Charleston-Jacksonville Operating Area (Department of the Navy, 2008). Clearly, there is a need for a new synthesis with the following objectives: (1) To develop comprehensive literature syntheses of the environmental and human aspects of the South Atlantic Planning Area; and (2) To update the understanding of the ecological communities, dominant physical oceanographic and other processes that drive the shelf and deep-sea ecosystems, and the potential sensitivities of the area.
Keywords Air water interactions
Aquatic ecosystems
Biological communities
Marine mammals
Natural resources
Research projects
Sea turtles
South Atlantic Ocean
South Carolina

Source Agency Minerals Management Service
NTIS Subject Category 47D - Biological Oceanography
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, SC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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