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Shelf-slope exchange: physical, biogeochemical and biological processes at the interface of the continental shelf and the deep ocean

Session ID#: 9621
Session Description:
The exchanges of mass, energy and constituents between the continental shelf and the deep ocean have a profound impact on the physical, biological and biogeochemical properties of marine systems. The on-shelf flux of nutrients from the deep-ocean, for example, promotes the growth of phytoplankton while the export of organic material from the shelf to the deep-ocean can contribute to long-term carbon storage. Regional and local-scale differences in shelf-slope exchange can be related to a range of factors, including air-sea interactions, the formation and persistence of fronts, the proximity of strong boundary currents, tidal forcing, shelf/slope configuration and the complexity of local bathymetry. In this session we invite contributions that emphasize inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of shelf-slope processes. Contributions are encouraged from observational and modeling studies that address the coupling of physical, biogeochemical and biological processes in the outer shelf to upper slope region in eastern and western boundary systems as well as submissions that illustrate similarities and differences in shelf-slope exchange across shelf margin settings, seasonal and inter-annual patterns, and the role of episodic or extreme events.

Primary Chair: Alberto R Piola, Argentine Hydrographic Service, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chairs: Yvette H Spitz, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, Harvey Seim, Univ North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Jose H Muelbert, FURG, Instituto de Oceanografia, Rio Grande, Brazil

Index Terms:
4219 Continental shelf and slope processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4255 Numerical modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4855 Phytoplankton [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]

Co-Sponsor(s):
B - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
ME - Marine Ecosystems
PP - Phytoplankton and Primary Production


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