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EMBAYMENT CHARACTERISTIC TIME AND BIOLOGY VIA TIDAL PRISM MODEL
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).
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.
to relate physical time scales to biological processes
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
ATLANTIC ECOLOGY DIVISION
HABITATS EFFECT BRANCH