Sediment sources and rate of delivery to the estuary catchments within Chesapeake Bay
Patterns of Modern Sediment Transport in Chesapeake Bay
To develop sediment-reduction strategies and sustainable water-clarity standards for Chesapeake Bay, it is necessary to understand sediment sources and sinks in component parts of the system. An important aspect of the sediment regime is the rate at which sediment is transported and where it is deposited. This information will be used to interpret results from down-core analyses and may be useful in validation of sediment-transport models.
Objectives of the task include:
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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey