Sandwaves and sand transport on the Barents Sea continental margin
Sandwaves are common on many continental shelves indicating erosion, transport and deposition of sand by bottom currents. Their dynamic nature means that they can pose challenges to seafloor installations such as pipelines and other constructions on the seafloor. For studies of pollution and seabed resources (biological and geological) it is necessary to know where erosion and seposition occur. Detailed observations and descriptions of sandwaves as well as correct interpretation of their sedimentary environment are of importance for both industry and government for management of the ocean areas.
Sandwaves and sand transport on the Barents Sea continental margin offshore Norway