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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Data report (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) ; no. 19.


The slack water survey program, provides an extended series of temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and nutrient measurements along the York River. These have been used to:

1) calibrate, verify, and update mathematical models; 2) provide a baseline against which effects of unusual events have been measured; and could be used to: 3) establish annual and longer period "climatological" trends in response to changing natural phenomena and man-made modifications to the estuary; 4) provide a basis against which fluctuations in biota could be compared.

This report contains station locations, survey schedules, field procedures, sample handling procedures, and data reduction and storage procedures. In addition, 10 years of contoured temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen data is presented.



Water -- Dissolved oxygen -- Virginia -- York River; Water temperature -- Virginia -- York River; Salinity -- Virginia -- York River; Hydrology;

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