Virginia Institute of Marine Science
A new oil refinery has been proposed to be located in Portsmouth, Virginia south of the Hampton Roads area. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science was asked by NUS Corporation to conduct a surface circulation study to assemble the characteristics of the flow near Lambert Point on the Elizabeth River (Figure 3.1).
This report includes a review of the previous work in the area, a description of the particular experiments performed, and an interpretation of the data in terms of surface circulation. Several small oil slicks were incidentally observed during the experiments and their behavior has been discussed in relation to the observed surface circulation.
Appendix contains prints of original photography
Tidal currents -- Virginia -- Elizabeth River, Estuarine oceanography -- Virginia -- Elizabeth River
A report to NUS Corporation
Fang, C., Welch, C. S., & Gordon, H. H. (1975) A surface circulation study in middle Elizabeth River. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/wn20-8004