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A sediment budget for the Choptank River Estuary in Maryland, U.S.A.

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Date Issued:
1983
Title: A sediment budget for the Choptank River Estuary in Maryland, U.S.A.
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Name(s): Yarbro, Laura A., creator
Carlson, Paul R., creator
Fisher, T. R., creator
Chanton, J. P., creator
Kemp, W. M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1983
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Extent: 17 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3173002 (digitool), FADT3173002 (IID), fau:5728 (fedora), 10.1016/0272-7714(83)90007-0 (doi)
Note(s): A sediment budget for the Choptank River, one of the three largest estuaries on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, was developed from measurements of sediment carried in upland runoff, shore erosion, sedimentation, and levels of suspended sediments in estuarine waters. Shore erosion was the major source of sediment, contributing seven times more sediment than upland runoff. Low relief, the rural character of the Coastal Plain drainage basin, and the susceptibility of poorly consolidated shoreline materials to erosion contributed to the dominance of shore erosion over runoff as a sediment source. Box modelling indicated a net annual flux of sediment from the Choptank River to Chesapeake Bay.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02727714 and may be cited as: Yarbro, L. A., Carlson, P. R., Fisher, T. R., Chanton, J. P., & Kemp, W. M. (1983). A sediment budget for the Choptank River Estuary in Maryland, U.S.A. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 17(5), 555-570. doi:10.1016/0272-7714(83)90007-0
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #327.
Subject(s): Suspended sediments
Estuarine sediments
Estuaries
Runoff
Coast changes
Beach erosion
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3173002
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(83)90007-0
Restrictions on Access: ©1983 Academic Press Inc. (London) Limited in association with the Estuarine and Brackishwater Sciences Association.
Host Institution: FAU