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Main Title Scoping Study of the Distribution, Composition, and Dynamics of Water-Column and Bottom Sediments: Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System.
Author Wells, J. T. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Morehead City. Inst. of Marine Sciences.;North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number APES-PR-89-05; APES-89-05;
Stock Number PB95-103990
Additional Subjects Estuaries ; Sedimentation ; Coasts ; Water pollution ; Hydrology ; Dynamics ; Spatial distribution ; Neuse River ; Deposition ; Sediments ; Particulates ; Mud ; Accumulation ; Turbidity ; Heavy metals ; Pesticides ; Pamlico Sound ; Advection ; North Carolina ; Suspended sediments ; Maps ; Tables(Data) ; Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System ; Sinks ; Water column ; Transition zones
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-103990 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 52p
Relative to its size and in terms of its sedimentary processes, the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system is one of the least studied coastal bodies of water in the United States. This paper provides a synthesis of what the authors know about sedimentation in the Albemarle-Pamlico system, based on archived data published over the last 30 years and new, unpublished data, collected over the past 18 months. The distribution of particle-reactive tracers in the lower Neuse River, the second largest contributor of sediment to the APES basins, suggests that deposition is related to focusing in a migrating turbidity maximum. On the basis of sediment character it is reasonable to conclude that (1) parts of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system may have high sedimentation rates relative to rates of sediment input and that rapid vertical flux by large aggregates offers an explanation for the fluid-mud deposits that would otherwise be absent.