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


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 | Oxygen | Hydrologic data | Oxidation | Field tests | Estuaries | Ecological restoration | Rivers and streams | Delaware | United States

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