Some effects of Hurricane Agnes on water quality in the Patuxent River Estuary

Flemer, David A. and Ulanowicz, Robert E. and Taylor, Donald L. Jr (1975) Some effects of Hurricane Agnes on water quality in the Patuxent River Estuary. Baltimore, MD, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (CRC Publication, 34)

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Abstract

A post-Agnes study that emphasized environmental factors was carried out on the Patuxent River estuary with weekly sampling at eight stations from 28 June t o 30 August 1972. Spatial and temporal changes in the distribution of many factors , e.g., salinity , dissolved oxygen, seston, particulate carbon and nitrogen, inorganic and organic fractions of dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus, and chlorophyll a were studied and compared t o extensive earlier records. Patterns shown by the present data were compared especially with a local heavy storm that occurred in the Patuxent drainage basin during July 1969. Estimates were made of the amounts of material contributed via upland drainage. A first approximation indicated that 14.8 x l0 (3) metric tons of seston were contributed t o the head of the estuary between 21 and 24 June. (PDF contains 46 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Some effects of Hurricane Agnes on water quality in the Patuxent River Estuary
Personal Creator/Author:
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Flemer, David A.
Ulanowicz, Robert E.
Taylor, Donald L. Jr
Series Name: CRC Publication
Number: 34
Date: 1975
Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Place of Publication: Baltimore, MD
Projects: UMCES-CBL
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Additional Information: NRI Cont. 586 (UMCES)
Subjects: Ecology
Oceanography
Environment
Item ID: 1985
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 17:24
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:50
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1985

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