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A note on the comparative turbidity of some estuaries of the Americas

Journal of Coastal Research

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DOI: 10.2112/016-NIS.1

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Abstract

Field data from 27 estuaries of the Americas are used to show that, in broad terms, there is a large difference in turbidity between the analyzed east and west-coast estuaries and that tidal range and tidal length have an important influence on that turbidity. Generic, numerical sediment-transport modeling is used to illustrate this influence, which exists over a range of space scales from, e.g., the Rogue River Estuary (few km, few mg l-1) to the Bay of Fundy (hundreds of km, few g l-1). The difference in Pacific and Atlantic seaboard estuarine turbidity for the analyzed estuaries is ultimately related to the broad-scale geomorphology of the two continents.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A note on the comparative turbidity of some estuaries of the Americas
Series title:
Journal of Coastal Research
DOI:
10.2112/016-NIS.1
Volume
21
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Coastal Research
First page:
845
Last page:
852
Number of Pages:
8