Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

8-1973

Series

Special Report in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering; No. 44

Abstract

The use of drift bottle and seabed drifter information for use in coastal management is discussed. The drift bottle/seabed drifter portion of VIMS project MACONS (Mid Atlantic Continental Shelf) is described as an example of how a comprehensive survey using drift bottles and seabed drifters provides data useful for coastal management. The data from MACONS are analyzed to answer specific questions of interest to several different coastal managers: a manager siting a deep oil port, one siting a sewage outfall, a manager responsible for setting up emergency beach protection procedures before an accident occurs, and a manager responsible for the environmental quality of a particular small section of coastline.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/zxpe-0719

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