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Sediment resuspension mechanisms in Old Tampa Bay, Florida

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

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Abstract

The primary sediment resuspension mechanism at both sites was wind waves, which were generated by strong and sustained winds associated with winter storms and tropical storms. At the platform, waves were depth-transitional, and estimated bottom shear stresses were most sensitive to wave period and water depth. Concentrations of suspended solids at this site corresponded well with wave motion, and non-linear wave-current interaction was small. Maximum tidal currents at the study sites are usually less than 15 cm s-1 and did not increase observed concentrations of suspended solids. -Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sediment resuspension mechanisms in Old Tampa Bay, Florida
Series title:
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Volume
40
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
First page:
603
Last page:
620