Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1979

Series

Special scientific report; no. 98.

Abstract

A study of fluid mud in Virginia estuaries was conducted to determine how the mud accumulates in a dynamic tidal flow regime. The mud occurs as lenses and blanket deposits in zones of fast sedimentation, i.e. on channel floors and in the turbidity maximum zone. Viscosity measurements indicate resuspension potential of the mud is greater in the turbidity maximum than elsewhere.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-bcyc-3d73

Keywords

Estuaries; Sediment transport; Turbidity; Suspended sediment

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