Selected data for sediment cores collected in Chesapeake Bay in 1996 and 1998

Open-File Report 2001-194
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Abstract

As part of a study of recent history of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, one- to eight- meter long sediment cores were obtained from the mesohaline section of the Chesapeake Bay between the mouths of the Potomac and Rhode Rivers. The sediments consist of three lithofacies: coarse-grained channel deposits, restricted-estuary sands and muds, and open-estuary muds. Water content, biogenic silica, magnetic susceptibility, trace metals, and nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and their isotopes) were measured in the cores. Biogenic silica, trace-metal, and nutrient data provide a strong basis for discussing past primary productivity and water-column anoxia in the bay.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Selected data for sediment cores collected in Chesapeake Bay in 1996 and 1998
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2001-194
DOI 10.3133/ofr01194
Edition -
Year Published 2001
Language ENGLISH
Description One CD-ROM
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