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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Editors

Maurice P. Lynch and Elizabeth C. Krome

Publication Date

1988

Book Title

Understanding the Estuary: Advances in Cl1esapeake Bay Research - Proceedings of a Conference March 23-31, 1988

Publisher

Chesapeake Research Consortium

City

Solomons, Maryland

Series

CRC Publication No. 129 | CBP/TRS 24/88

Abstract

The sediment-water interface is the boundary layer between the water column and sediments. It is involved in virtually all processes and cycles within aquatic and estuarine ecosystems. Interactions and reactions at the sediment-water interface are of particular importance in regulating processes involving nutrient regeneration-remineralization (Boynton and Kemp 1985), fate of toxicants (Olsen, Cutshall and Larsen 1982), development of hypoxia-anoxia (Garber 1987), sediment mixing (Schaffner et al. 1987a, b), and sediment transport (Wright et al. 1987). Much effort has and is being expended to provide details of these processes which will eventually be used in management plans for water quality, sediment quality, and fisheries resources.

Comparison of Sediment Landscapes in Chesapeake Bay as Seen by Surface and Profile Imaging

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