Interannual variability in biochemistry of partially mixed estuaries: Dissolved silicate cycles in northern San Francisco Bay

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Edited by: Douglas A. Wolfe

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Abstract

Much of the interannual variability in partially mixed estuaries in dissolved inorganic nutrient and dissolved oxygen patterns results from an enhancement or reduction of their annual cycle (generally via climatic forcing). In northern San Francisco Bay estuary the annual cycle of dissolved silicate supply peaks in spring and the effect of phytoplankton removal peaks in fall. Because riverine silicate sources are enhanced in wet years and reduced in dry years, the annual silicate cycle is modified accordingly. Effects of phytoplankton removal are reduced and delayed in wet years and enhanced and advanced (seen earlier) in dry years. Similar reasoning can apply to interpreting and understanding other mechanisms and rates.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Interannual variability in biochemistry of partially mixed estuaries: Dissolved silicate cycles in northern San Francisco Bay
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-761890-6.50012-5
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Pacific Regional Director's Office
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Estuarine variability
First page 123
Last page 138
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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