Sediment resuspension characteristics in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland

Marine Geology
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Critical bed shear stress for sediment resuspension and sediment erosion rate were measured in-situ at sites from inner to outer Baltimore Harbor using the VIMS Sea Carousel. Clay mineral contents and biological conditions were almost the same at the four study sites. The experimental results indicated that the erosion rate increased from the outer harbor toward the inner harbor with a maximum difference of about 10 times at an excess bed shear stress of 0.1 Pa. The measured critical bed shear stress strongly depended on the existence of a fluff layer. It was approximately 0.05 Pa if a fluff layer existed, and increases to about 0.1 Pa in the absence of a fluff layer.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Sediment resuspension characteristics in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland
Series title Marine Geology
DOI 10.1016/S0025-3227(97)00120-5
Volume 146
Issue 1-4
Year Published 1998
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Marine Geology
First page 137
Last page 145