Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Special scientific report; no. 98.
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.
Estuaries; Sediment transport; Turbidity; Suspended sediment
Nichols, M. M., Faas, R., & Thompson, G. (1979) Estuarine fluid mud : its behavior and accumulation. Special scientific report; no. 98.. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-bcyc-3d73