Periodic resuspension in Baltimore canyon by focusing of internal waves Academic Article uri icon


  • High concentrations of particulate matter are frequently reported in submarine canyons. This study demonstrates that in Baltimore submarine canyon, elevated concentrations result from periodic resuspension events. Over geologic time, frequent resuspension and seaward transport may aid in the headward erosion of submarine canyons, or at least inhibit their infilling during interglacial times. -from Author

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Gardner, W. D.

citation count

  • 117

complete list of authors

  • Gardner, Wilford D

publication date

  • December 1989