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Main Title Red clay turbidity and its transport in Lake Superior /
Author Sydor, Michael ; Clapper, Richard T. ; Oman, Gordon J. ; Stortz, Kirby R.
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Sydor, M.
CORP Author Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Physics.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Publisher Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-905/9-79-004; EPA-R-005175-01
Stock Number PB80-176852
OCLC Number 07365567
Subjects Turbidity. ; Clay. ; Runoff. ; Sediment transport--Superior, Lake. ; Lake Superior.
Additional Subjects Clay soils ; Sediment transport ; Lake Superior ; Water pollution ; Runoff ; Erosion ; Hydrodynamics ; Turbidity ; Remote sensing ; Sources ; Monitoring ; Mathematical models ; Windward drift ; Landsat satellites
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-905/9-79-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2009
EJBD  EPA-905/9-79-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/02/2013
ELAD  EPA 905-9-79-004 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 05/01/2017
ELBD RPS EPA 905-9-79-004 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/27/2017
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ELDD  EPA-905/9-79-004 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 02/01/2002
ESAD  EPA 905-9-79-004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-176852 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Red clay plumes in western Lake Superior are studied using Landsat satellite imagery to determine the relative magnitude of the three sources of the observed turbidity: erosion of the Wisconsin south shore red clay banks, resuspension of bottom sediments, and runoff from the many streams which flow through the red clay belt and then into the lake. A comprehensive sampling program was conducted during the spring of 1975 to determine the runoff contribution to the total load observed in the lake. A numerical model for water transports in Lake Superior as a function of winds is developed. This model is verified by comparison of observed and predicted water levels at several locations around the lake, and by comparison of the predicted transport patterns to actual turbidity distributions observed in Landsat imagery.
"January 1979." "E.P.A. grant no. R005175-01." "EPA-905/9-79-004."