Solibore-induced sediment resuspension in the Faeroe-Shetland Channel
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2004
Copyright 2004 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 31, Issue 9, 16 May 2004
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2004), Solibore-induced sediment resuspension in the Faeroe-Shetland Channel, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L09301, doi:10.1029/2004GL019544., , and (
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2004
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 MAR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 21 JAN 2004
 High resolution measurements of temperature and current velocity over the seabed in the Faeroe-Shetland Channel (FSC) reveal an intense internal wave train, referred to as a solibore, propagating up the continental slope. In addition to enhancing turbulent mixing, a rotor formed at the leading edge of the solibore generates sediment fluxes O(102) greater than background levels. The interaction of solibores, which appear to evolve from baroclinic bores, with the seabed and the resulting rotor provides a dominant mechanism for the upward transport of sediment over continental slopes that may counteract downward avalanching of material by gravity.