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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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As a component of an investigation into biofouling problems near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a field study of currents was conducted in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of the shipyard's aircraft carrier slips. The objective of this study was to determine the magnitude and direction of currents in an area encompassing the turning basin adjacent to the slips, and the transitional regions to the north and south where the river tapers from a width of approximately 600 m in the turning basin to its more typical width of 150 m. To the north, the transition is gradual; to the south it is abrupt.



Tidal currents -- Virginia -- Elizabeth River, Tidal currents -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.

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