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Fluvial-sediment discharge to the oceans from the conterminous United States

Circular 670

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Abstract

This report is a contribution to the UNESCO-sponsored project of the International Hydrological Decade called the World Water Balance. Annual fluvial-sediment discharge from the conterminous United States averages 491,449,600 short tons, of which 14,204,000 is discharged to the Atlantic Ocean, 378,179,000 to the Gulf of Mexico, and 99,066,600 to the Pacific Ocean. Data from 27 drainage areas were used to estimate the average annual discharge, yield, and concentration of fluvial sediment. The data may be used to extrapolate part of the total world sediment yield to the marine environment.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Fluvial-sediment discharge to the oceans from the conterminous United States
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
670
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1973
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
[U.S. Geological Survey],
Description:
iii, 17 p. :illus. ;26 cm.