Master of Science (M.S.)
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Using discrete water column measurements and surveys conducted using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), intermediate nepheloid layers (INLs) -- particle-nutrient-rich layers -- 35-110m thick and horizontally extending up to 15km at depths were observed between 40-150m in Soquel Canyon, one of the main tributaries of the Monterey Canyon. This study investigates the characteristics, context and composition of INLs in Soquel Canyon and considers the global biogeochemical implications of INLs along continental margins.
Sassoubre, Lauren Murray, "Biogeochemical characteristics of internal wave driven sediment and nutrient resuspension in Monterey Bay : implications for global new production" (2008). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 114.