Assessing impacts of recent storm activity on sediment transport and storage in the Hudson River

Lead PI: Dr. Frank O Nitsche

Unit Affiliation: Marine and Polar Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2013 - May 2017
Inactive
North America ; Hudson River, NY
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project investigated and quantified the impacts of recent storms events and related record flooding and suspended sediment loads on the redistribution of sediments and their associated contaminants. We analyzed major changes in sediment deposition in key areas of the Hudson River as result of these extreme storm events in an effort to update our understanding of tributaries as sediment sources, and to build a framework for understanding the storm-related impacts on sediment estuarine processes. For this we used a combination of sediment cores, subbottom and bathymetric change analysis.

SPONSOR:

Hudson River Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$189,666

RESEARCH TEAM:

Timothy Kenna

KEYWORDS

erosion seismic survey bathymetry sediment cores hurricanes tropical storms

THEMES

Restless earth