project . 2015 - 2016 . Closed

CO-ORDINATING AND PUMP-PRIMING INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS FOR DIRECT MONITORING OF ACTIVE TURBIDITY CURRENTS AT GLOBAL 'TEST SITES'

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/M017540/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 333,858 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 May 2015
    End Date
    29 Jun 2016
Description
Turbidity currents are the volumetrically most import process for sediment transport on our planet. A single submarine flow can transport ten times the annual sediment flux from all of the world's rivers, and they form the largest sediment accumulations on Earth (submarine fans). These flows break strategically important seafloor cable networks that carry > 95% of global data traffic, including the internet and financial markets, and threaten expensive seabed infrastructure used to recover oil and gas. Ancient flows form many deepwater subsurface oil and gas reservoirs in locations worldwide. It is sobering to note quite how few direct measurements we have fr...
Description
Turbidity currents are the volumetrically most import process for sediment transport on our planet. A single submarine flow can transport ten times the annual sediment flux from all of the world's rivers, and they form the largest sediment accumulations on Earth (submarine fans). These flows break strategically important seafloor cable networks that carry > 95% of global data traffic, including the internet and financial markets, and threaten expensive seabed infrastructure used to recover oil and gas. Ancient flows form many deepwater subsurface oil and gas reservoirs in locations worldwide. It is sobering to note quite how few direct measurements we have fr...
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