The estuary as a filter: an introduction / J.R. Schubel and Victor S. Kennedy -- Turbulence and mixing in estuaries / K.F. Bowden -- Vertical variations in residual current response to meteorological forcing in the Mid-Chesapeake Bay / D.W. Pritchard and M.E.C. Vieira -- Transport variability in a Fjord / G.A. Cannon, D.E. Bretschneider, and J.R. Holbrook -- The Estuary as a filter for fine-grained suspended sediment / J.R. Schubel and H.H. Carter -- The estuary as a sediment trap: Alternate approaches to estimating its filtering efficiency / Robert B. Bigs and Barbara A. Howell -- Recent sedimentation rates in Chesapeake Bay / Charles B. Officer [and others] -- The role of Flocculation in the filtering of particulate matter in Estuaries / Kate Kranck. The fates of Uranium and Thorium decay series nuclides in the estuarine environment / J. Kirk Cochran -- Response to northern San Francisco Bay to riverine inputs of dissolved inorganic carbon, silicon, nitrogen, and phosphorus / Laurence E. Schemel [and others] -- The estuarine interaction of nutrients, organics, and metals: a case study in the Delaware Estuary / Jonathan H. Sharp [and others]. Estuarine total system metabolism and organic exchange calculated from nutrient ratios: an example from Narragansett Bay / Scott W. Nixon and Michael E.Q. Pilson -- Anthropogenic nitrogen loading and assimilation capacity of the Hudson River Estuarine System, USA / Thomas C. Malone -- The estuary extended--a recipient--system study of estuarine outwelling in Georgia / Charles S. Hopkinson, Jr., and Frederick A. Hoffman --Surface foam chemistry and productivity in the Duckabush River Estuary, Pudget Sound, Washington / Robert C. Wissmar and Charles A. Simenstad -- Microbiological changes occurring at the freshwater--Seawater interface of the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina / Robert R. Christian, Donald W. Stanley, and Deborah A. Daniel -- Influences of submersed vascular plants on ecological processes in Upper Chesapeake Bay / W. Michael Kemp [and others] -- The seagrass filter: purification of estuarine and coastal waters / Frederick T. Short and Catherine A. Short -- Biological and physical filtering in Arid-region estuaries: seasonality, extreme events, and effects of Watershed modification / Joy B. Zedler and Christopher P. Onuf. Assessing and managing effects of reduced freshwater inflow to two Texas estuaries / Nicholas A. Funicelli -- Deterioration of coastal environments in the Mississippi Deltaic Plain: options for management / Donald F. Boesch, John W. Day, Jr., and R. Eugene Turner -- An environmental characterization of Chesapeake Bay and a framework for action / Virginia K. Tippie -- Environmental impact of pollution controls on the Thames Estuary, United Kingdom / Peter Casapieri.