Temporal Trends of Chemical Contamination at NS&T Sites
Recent temporal trends in concentrations of ten trace elements (Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, and Zn) and of five groups of organic compounds (butyltins, tDDT, tCdande, tPCB, and...

A Global Vulnerability Assessment: Vulnerability of Coastal Areas to Sea-Level Rise
Assessment of the global vulnerability (GVA) of the various resources of the world's coastal zone to an acceleration of sea-level rise (ASLR) and related climate change effects requires...

Holocene Sedimentation and Coastal Wetlands Response to Rising Sea Level at the Aucilla River Mouth, a Low Energy Coast in the Big Bend Area of Florida
The shallow dip of the Florida carbonate platform results in low wave energy on Florida Big Bend coasts. Therefore sedimentation is dominated by river-and tidal-hydrodynamics near the...

Remote Sensed Information System in Marine Management
Today computer and GIS are being used to join marine resources and environmental management, and remote sensed data is becoming more and more important data sources of GIS. Along with...

The Sea Sentinels Project: Watching Waves in Brazil
This paper presents the first results of the Sea Sentinels-a project for monitoring nearshore wave conditions in Brazil by means of visual observations. The observation techniques used...

Proposed Storm Water Management Programs: An Opportunity for Coastal Municipalities to Improve Water Quality
On November 16,1990, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a final regulation establishing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit application requirements...

The Source of Sediments in the Neuse River Estuary: Water Quality Management Implications
Pedological evidence in alluvial floodplains of the fluvial-estuarine transition zone of the Neuse River, North Carolina, shows that very little sediment from the Piedmont headwaters of...

HAZMAT—Protecting Coastal Resources from Pollution Emergencies
As we've seen over the years, pollution from accidental spills and hazardous waste sites can harm the coastal environment. What can be done? A critical step towards ameliorating the problem...

Evaluating Remedial Alternatives for Coastal Wetlands in New Bedford Harbor
The Acushnet River estuary in upper New Bedford Harbor is highly contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals. Portions of the industrialized estuary are bordered by wetlands,...

Florida's Marine Turtle Protection Program: Seeking Solutions
The State of Florida is attempting to assist in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine turtles. This paper describes the multi-leveled approach being utilized to address threats...

NOAA's Damage Assessment Program: Past, Present, and Future
This paper reviews trustee authorities established under the Super fund Act of 1980 and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to provide an introductory framework for more detailed presentations...

Dock Master Planning in Coastal South Carolina
The rising population of coastal South Carolina has lead to an increasing demand for water access structures such as private docks. In order to comprehensively review the impacts of large...

The Coast in Japanese Literature
As an island nation, Japan has a long coastline and is surrounded on all sides by the sea. These geographic characteristics have been reflected in many forms in Japanese culture. In this...

Spilling Oil for the Environment
In a misdirected effort to make our coastal waters safe from oil spills, Congress has needlessly increased the risk. In fact, it has all but ensured that oil spills will happen with increasing...

A Watershed Approach to Coastal Zone Management for the Elkhorn Slough Estuarine Complex
The goal of establishing a scientifically-based, watershed planning and resource management framework for Elkhorn Slough in Monterey County, California has been an on-going effort for...

Functional Significance of Estuaries in the Northeast: A Proposed Case Study Comparing Habitat Utilization and Quality
Most U.S. commercial fisheries landing consists of species dependent on coastal estuaries for spawning, nursery, or migratory feeding habitat. Loss of wetlands, anthropogenic contamination,...

The Possibility to Forecast Red-tide by Applying Remote Sensing Technique
This paper reviews the possibility to forecast red-tide by applying remote sensing technique....

TM Bands' Remote Measure Test for Seawater's Multi-factors—First Step Research on Remote Sensing for Bay's Self-Purificability
Marine Remote Sensing is different from Land Remote Sensing in someways, one of which is that ocean is a 3-d fluid with large changes in time and space. So the field sampling in sea-water,...

Sand Management Planning in Oregon
Under Statewide Planning Goal 18 dune grading or sand movement necessary to maintain views or prevent sand inundation is allowed only as part of an area-wide foredune management plan....

The Napeague Dunes, Long Island, NY
The Napeague Dunes of eastern Long Island, N.Y., consist of a series of three migrating parabolic dunes. The area presently occupied by this system was formerly a 2.7 Km wide inlet following...

 

 

 

 

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