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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Data report (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) ; no. 48.


Pairs of particle interceptor traps were deployed at three depths - 3, 6, and 9 meters with deployment intervals typically lasting about two weeks. At times of deployment and retrieval, profiles of water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen content were made and water samples were collected at trap depths. Bottom sediments also were collected and a sub-sample of the surficial sediments taken. Water samples, bottom sediments, and the materials collected in the traps were returned to the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences for analysis. The data collected during both 1988 and 1989 are presented in the appendices. Both 1988 and 1989 data sets have been archived in ASCII and IBM PC spreadsheet formats. Individuals desiring the data in ASCII or spreadsheet formats (Lotus or Quattro) should contact one of the authors.



Water Quality, Chesapeake Bay, VA

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