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1993

Environmental Monitoring

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Data Report : Hypoxia In The James River, 1992, G. M. Sisson, A. Y. Kuo, Bruce Neilson, Nancy C. Wilson Aug 1993

Data Report : Hypoxia In The James River, 1992, G. M. Sisson, A. Y. Kuo, Bruce Neilson, Nancy C. Wilson

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As part of the hypoxia program of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Initiatives, the Department of Physical Sciences of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) conducted a series of measurements around the mouth of the James River estuary. The measurements were made in the summer of 1992. Two types of measurements were conducted: measurements at moored stations and measurements by slackwater surveys. The former collected data for investigation of dissolved oxygen (DO) variation, and associated physical parameters, in an intratidal time scale, as well as for studying the vertical distributions of the measured parameters. The latter collected data for spatial …


Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay : Virginia Portion, Water Year 1992 : A Report To The Virginia Department Of Environmental Quality, Kevin Curling, Rodney Jackson, Bruce Neilson Jul 1993

Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay : Virginia Portion, Water Year 1992 : A Report To The Virginia Department Of Environmental Quality, Kevin Curling, Rodney Jackson, Bruce Neilson

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The Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program (WQMP) has three main objectives: (1) characterization of water quality conditions, (2) detection of temporal trends in water q1llality, and (3) crr.ation of a data base that furthers our understanding of the proceses that control water quality in the Chesapeake Bay system. The purpose of this report is to characterize water quality conditions in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay during the 1992 water year, which runs from October 1991 through September 1992. These monitoring efforts have been conducted with funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay : Virginia Portion, Water Year 1991 : A Report To The Virginia Water Control Board, Kevin Curling, Bruce Neilson Jun 1993

Water Quality In Chesapeake Bay : Virginia Portion, Water Year 1991 : A Report To The Virginia Water Control Board, Kevin Curling, Bruce Neilson

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The purpose of this report is to characterize water quality conditions during the 1991 water year, October 1990 through September 1991. Most information is provided in graphical format and only data for the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay is included. No interpretation is included, since data analysis is the stated purpose of several other reports. This report and companion data reports provide to both scientists and managers ready access to a portion of the data. It is possible, for example, to quickly examine seasonal patterns, compare conditions at two stations, or see if surface and bottom conditions differ significantly. Trends, …


Hypoxia In The York River, 1991, A. Y. Kuo, Bruce Neilson, J. M. Brubaker, E. P. Ruzecki May 1993

Hypoxia In The York River, 1991, A. Y. Kuo, Bruce Neilson, J. M. Brubaker, E. P. Ruzecki

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This data report describes field studies conducted during the summer of 1991 by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) when both the physical environment and the dissolved oxygen regime were monitored, with the objective of better understanding how physical transport processes affect DO. The 1991 data sets will be presented here. Analysis and interpretation of the data is the subject of other scientific reports.


Development Of "No Discharge" Zones In Virginia Tidal Waters Phase I, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Mar 1993

Development Of "No Discharge" Zones In Virginia Tidal Waters Phase I, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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he Commonwealth of Virginia currently has no regulations in effect to restrict the discharge of waste from vessels in state waters. This poses concern as Virginia continues its efforts to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The degradation of critical environmental habitat is accelerated by the introduction of waste, which in turn threatens the ecological, aesthetic, and commercial values of Virginia's waters. The purpose of this project is two-fold. First a comprehensive review of regulatory statutes in states enforcing "no discharge" zones (NDZ) was conducted. This product is delivered as a separate document. Second, a large-scale inventory of environmentally …


Sediment Processes Monitoring Data Report For Calendar Year 1989, Cheol Mo, Bruce Neilson, Richard L. Wetzel Jan 1993

Sediment Processes Monitoring Data Report For Calendar Year 1989, Cheol Mo, Bruce Neilson, Richard L. Wetzel

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Pairs of particle interceptor traps were deployed at three depths - 3, 6, and 9 meters with deployment intervals typically lasting about two weeks. At times of deployment and retrieval, profiles of water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen content were made and water samples were collected at trap depths. Bottom sediments also were collected and a sub-sample of the surficial sediments taken. Water samples, bottom sediments, and the materials collected in the traps were returned to the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences for analysis. The data collected during both 1988 and 1989 are presented in the appendices. Both 1988 and …


Nutrient Limitation In The Chesapeake Bay : Nutrient Bioassays In The Virginia Bay System: Final Report, Leonard W. Haas, Richard L. Wetzel Jan 1993

Nutrient Limitation In The Chesapeake Bay : Nutrient Bioassays In The Virginia Bay System: Final Report, Leonard W. Haas, Richard L. Wetzel

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Nutrient enrichment bioassays were conducted on water samples collected from six stations in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay system on a monthly basis over a year. Two stations were located in the tidal freshwater portions of the Rappahannock and James Rivers, at the mouths of these rivers and in the mainstem of the Bay. The purpose of the experiments was to determine the spatial and temporal pattern of nutrient limitation of phytoplankton growth.