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Sedimentology

1993

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Virginia Beach Offshore Sediment Study, C. R. Berquist Jr., Naomi Gomillion Sep 1993

Virginia Beach Offshore Sediment Study, C. R. Berquist Jr., Naomi Gomillion

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This investigation was initiated from discussions among members of the Minerals Management Service-Virginia Task Force in an effort to locate a nearby and offshore source of beach-quality sand for the resort strip at Virginia Beach. Because of the increasing difficulty of relying upon land-based material, attention has been focused on investigating offshore sources. Previous work (Kimball and others, 1991) suggests an offshore deposit of beach-quality sands is located on a shoal between 3 and 8 km east of Sandbridge. Planned vibracoring on this shoal during the fall of 1993 should establish the viability of the sand occurrence. Although material from ...


Sediment Characterization Of Southern New England Systems, The Hudson And Delaware Estuaries, Virginian Province, Maynard M. Nichols, Caroline Brouwer-Riel, Et Al Jan 1993

Sediment Characterization Of Southern New England Systems, The Hudson And Delaware Estuaries, Virginian Province, Maynard M. Nichols, Caroline Brouwer-Riel, Et Al

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The estuarine systems selected are from the NOAA National Estuarine Inventory in the EMAP Virginian Province (Figure 1). The principal spatial unit of each system is the estuarine drainage area (EDA) defined in the NEI data atlas (U.S. NOAA, 1985). The sediment and contaminant distributions embrace the estuarine bottom area, i.e. from the head of tides to the mouth where the estuary meets the ocean, bay or sound as determined by physiographic features (U.S. NOAA, 1985). Data coverage embraces whole estuaries and farfield distributions. Chart scales are smaller than 1:80,000 and the minimum mappable unit ...


Sediment Characterization Of North Atlantic Systems, New England, Maynard M. Nichols, Caroline Brouwer-Riel Jan 1993

Sediment Characterization Of North Atlantic Systems, New England, Maynard M. Nichols, Caroline Brouwer-Riel

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The estuarine systems selected are from the NOAA National Estuarine Inventory in the North Atlantic region (Figure 1). The principal spatial unit of each system is the estuarine drainage area (EDA) defined in the NEI data atlas (U.S. NOAA, 1985). The sediment distributions embrace the estuarine bottom area, i.e. from the head of tides to the mouth where the estuary meets the ocean, bay or sound as determined by physiographic features (U.S. NOAA, 1985). Data coverage embraces whole estuaries and far-field distributions. Chart scales are smaller than 1:80,000 and chart units larger than 0.06 ...