Benthic storms: temporal variability in a deep-ocean nepheloid layer. Academic Article uri icon


  • Time series measurements of light scattering were made for 2(1/2) months at 20 meters above the bottom in the western North Atlantic. The highest values recorded with the nephelometer exceeded all previous measurements worldwide. Rapid changes indicated a high degree of activity near the sea floor, and some increases may have been related to atmospheric storms.

published proceedings

  • Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Gardner, W. D., & Sullivan, L. G.

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Gardner, WD||Sullivan, LG

publication date

  • July 1981