EPA Science Inventory

EMBAYMENT CHARACTERISTIC TIME AND BIOLOGY VIA TIDAL PRISM MODEL

Citation:

ABDELRHMAN, M. EMBAYMENT CHARACTERISTIC TIME AND BIOLOGY VIA TIDAL PRISM MODEL. ESTUARINE, COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 74:643-656, (2007).

Description:

Transport time scales in water bodies are classically based on their physical and chemical aspects rather than on their ecological and biological character. The direct connection between a physical time scale and ecological effects has to be investigated in order to quantitatively relate a transport time scale to ecology. This concept is presented here with some general guide lines and clarifying examples. To be able to relate physical time scales to biological processes, we presented an inverse approach to calculate temporal changes in concentration from annual loads to an embayment. The presented approach provides a quick method to calculate the characteristic time for transport in a large number of embayments, which can also help in classification endeavors.

Purpose/Objective:

to relate physical time scales to biological processes

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 06/25/2007
Completion Date: 06/25/2007
Record Last Revised: 10/07/2008
Record Created: 07/05/2006
Record Released: 07/05/2006
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 155891

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

ATLANTIC ECOLOGY DIVISION

HABITATS EFFECT BRANCH