Thrown in at the deep end: modelling sediment plumes 1000 m under water

Spearman, J. and Cooper, A. and Turnbull, M. and Taylor, J. and Crossouard, N. and Manning, A.J. and Murton, B. (2017) Thrown in at the deep end: modelling sediment plumes 1000 m under water. In: UMC 2017, 24-29 September, 2017, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

Seamounts are underwater mountains caused by volcanic activity. They are of great oceanographic interest because of: (i) their local and basin-scale influence over ocean systems, (ii) their often unique ecosystems (e.g. Figure 1), and, (iii) because they are associated with the formation of ferromanganese (Fe-Mn) crusts (Figure 2). These crusts are of particular interest to scientists because they are rich in some of the rare elements increasingly required for development of renewable technologies. When the mining such seamounts is considered, an inter‑disciplinary study of seamount hydrodynamics, crust formation and ecosystem sensitivity is required. MarineE-tech is a multi-disciplined project commissioned to address these different aspects in order to improve understanding of the viability and desirability of mining Fe-Mn crusts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 46th Underwater Mining Conference (UMC 2017)
Subjects: Coasts > Sediment transport and scour
Coasts > General
Divisions: Maritime
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:53
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 13:13
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1258

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