Summary of oceanographic measurements for characterizing light attenuation and sediment resuspension in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New Jersey, 2013

Open-File Report 2015-1146
Prepared in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
By: , and 

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, measured suspended-sediment concentrations, currents, waves, light attenuation, and a variety of other water-quality parameters in the summer of 2013 in Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. These measurements quantified light attenuation and sediment resuspension in three seagrass meadows. Data were acquired sequentially at three paired channel-shoal sites, as the equipment was moved from south to north in the estuary. Data were collected for approximately 3 weeks at each site.

Suggested Citation

Dickhudt, P.J., Ganju, N.K, and Montgomery, E.T., 2015, Summary of oceanographic measurements for characterizing light attenuation and sediment resuspension in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary, New Jersey, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1146, 18 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151146.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Instruments
  • Site Description
  • Results
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Summary of oceanographic measurements for characterizing light attenuation and sediment resuspension in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New Jersey, 2013
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2015-1146
DOI 10.3133/ofr20151146
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description Report: vi, 18 p.; Dataset
Country United States
State New Jersey
Other Geospatial Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y