Oxygen Balance of an Estuary

by Donald J. O'Connor,


Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 556-575


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract:

Field data from estuarine surveys of Delaware and James Rivers; net seaward movement of organic impurities is due to displacement by land runoff and to longitudinal diffusion of tidal action; differential equation for concentration of organic material, its rate of oxidation, and resulting rate of reaeration under steady state condition; turbulent diffusion coefficient and deoxygenation rate are determined from analysis of survey data.



Subject Headings: Land surveys | Hydrologic data | Estuaries | Diffusion | Oxidation | Field tests | Ecological restoration | Rivers and streams | Delaware | United States

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