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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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The estuarine systems selected are from the NOAA National Estuarine Inventory in the EMAP Virginian Province (Figure 1). The principal spatial unit of each system is the estuarine drainage area (EDA) defined in the NEI data atlas (U.S. NOAA, 1985). The sediment and contaminant distributions embrace the estuarine bottom area, i.e. from the head of tides to the mouth where the estuary meets the ocean, bay or sound as determined by physiographic features (U.S. NOAA, 1985). Data coverage embraces whole estuaries and farfield distributions. Chart scales are smaller than 1:80,000 andchart units larger thaqn 0.1 square kilometer.


Estuarine sediments -- South Atlantic States, Estuarine sediments -- Environmental aspects -- South Atlantic States

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National Estuarine Inventory: Supplement.

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Sedimentology Commons



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