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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
W.F. Tanner (ed.)
Suite Statistics and Sediment History. Proceedings of the Seventh Symposium on Coastal Sedimentology
Florida State University
The landward flux of sand into an estuary is a process that is seldom documented or quantified, yet is important to the sedimentary dynamics of a maturing estuary. Data from three recent studies converge to demonstrate the transport of sand into Chesapeake Bay from the adjacent shelf. A 100- year sediment budget, distributions of heavy minerals, and seismic-reflection data all point to the bay mouth as a gate through which a significant quantity of sand enters the estuarine system.
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 1309.
Hobbs, C. H. III; Cohen, S. M.; and Berquist, C. R., "Sandy Estuarine Fill Transported into the Mouth of Chesapeake Bay" (1986). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 141.