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Characterization Of A Historically Nutrient Enriched Marsh Ecosystem : Yorktown Creek, Yorktown, Virginia, R. L. Wetzel, M. S. Kowalski, W. M. Rizzo, A. Thompson, K. L. Webb Mar 1977

Characterization Of A Historically Nutrient Enriched Marsh Ecosystem : Yorktown Creek, Yorktown, Virginia, R. L. Wetzel, M. S. Kowalski, W. M. Rizzo, A. Thompson, K. L. Webb

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In this report, we summarize our initial findings of a nutrient enriched aquatic ecosystem prior to relaxation of sewage input. The studies reported were directed toward characterizing the system prior to relaxation and to begin 􀌣xperimental studies to accomplish our general objectives.


Environmental Effects Of James River Sewage Treatment Plant Outfall Construction, Dexter S. Haven, Paul C. Kendall, Robert J. Diaz, Donald F. Boesch, Michael E. Bender Feb 1977

Environmental Effects Of James River Sewage Treatment Plant Outfall Construction, Dexter S. Haven, Paul C. Kendall, Robert J. Diaz, Donald F. Boesch, Michael E. Bender

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In the spring of 1975 the Institute began a program to determine whether significant environmental changes would occur in the area of the new James River Plant outfall that might be related to its construction and/or initial operation. Parameters measured in the study were benthic animal and oyster populations, coliform levels and chlorine residuals. The primary emphasis of the study centered on the estimation of the impact of the construction activity on shellfish beds in the area. The results of the investigation are presented in three segments, the first dealing with shellfish populations, the second with other benthic animals ...


Intensive Hydrographical And Water Quality Survey Of The Chincoteague/Sinepuxent/Assawoman Bay Systems : Volume Ii. Data Report: Intensive, Hydrographical And Water Quality, C. S. Fang, A. Rosenbaum, J. P. Jacobon, P. V. Hyer Jan 1977

Intensive Hydrographical And Water Quality Survey Of The Chincoteague/Sinepuxent/Assawoman Bay Systems : Volume Ii. Data Report: Intensive, Hydrographical And Water Quality, C. S. Fang, A. Rosenbaum, J. P. Jacobon, P. V. Hyer

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No abstract provided.


The Role Of Sediments In The Storage, Movement And Biological Uptake Of Kepone In Estuarine Environments : Annual Report To The Environmental Protection Agency For The Period 10/20/76 To 10/20/77, Robert Huggett Jan 1977

The Role Of Sediments In The Storage, Movement And Biological Uptake Of Kepone In Estuarine Environments : Annual Report To The Environmental Protection Agency For The Period 10/20/76 To 10/20/77, Robert Huggett

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Included in this document are three sections which describe the efforts of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's staff on the Role of Sediments in the Storage, Movement,and Biological Uptake of Kepone in Estuarine Environments.

The first section is entitled: "Kepone in James River Sediment," by Maynard M. Nichols and Richard C. Trotman. The second, "Kepone Water-Sediment Elutriates," by Robert J. Huggett and the third, ''Uptake of Kepone From Suspended Sediments by Oysters, Rangia and Macoma," is by Dexter S. Haven and Reinaldo Morales-Alamo.

Also attached is a progress report on the EPA funded James River Hydrographical Survey ...


A Study Of Leased Oyster Grounds Adjacent To The New And Old James River Bridges, Newport News, Virginia, Dexter S. Haven, Paul C. Kendall, William C. Phoel Sep 1976

A Study Of Leased Oyster Grounds Adjacent To The New And Old James River Bridges, Newport News, Virginia, Dexter S. Haven, Paul C. Kendall, William C. Phoel

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'l'his report describes two studies by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) on oyster bottoms adjacent to the recently constructed and the original James River bridges. The first study was conducted from July to October, 1972, prior to construction of the new bridge. The second was carried out in April, 1976, after the new bridge was finished, but prior to the removal of the southern end of the original bridge.

There were several purposes to the studies: 1) To determine if construction activity had a measurable impact on the adjacent leased bottom; 2) To quantify the magnitude of ...


A Prototype Lagrangian Current Buoy Using The Carrier Plus Sideband (Csb) Retransmission Of Omega Navigation Symbols, Donald L. Baker, Christian S. Welch Jul 1976

A Prototype Lagrangian Current Buoy Using The Carrier Plus Sideband (Csb) Retransmission Of Omega Navigation Symbols, Donald L. Baker, Christian S. Welch

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As part of the continental shelf investigations of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) , electronics were developed and tested to track an ocean-current-following (Lagrangian) buoy by the retransmission of Omega navigation signals to a shore station using medium frequency (2 . 398 MHz) ground wave propagation and equal-carrier-upper-sideband modulation . The buoy electronics include sharp clipping and filtering for noise reduction and Omega signal equalization . The carrier and upper sideband are transmitted with equal power to maintain the relative phases of separate Omega station signals on demodulation. The base station is a 2.4 MHz receiver/demodulator feeding a commercial Omega ...


Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report March 1 - May 31, 1976, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas Jan 1976

Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report March 1 - May 31, 1976, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas

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No abstract provided.


Fine Scale Circulation Near "Foxtrot" In Hampton Roads, Virginia, Christopher S. Welch, Bruce J. Neilson Jan 1976

Fine Scale Circulation Near "Foxtrot" In Hampton Roads, Virginia, Christopher S. Welch, Bruce J. Neilson

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During 1974 the Virginia Institute of Marine Science conducted a series of oceanographic, water quality and modeling studies for the outfall from the proposed Nansemond Wastewater Treatment Plant (VIMS, 1975). One of these studies included dye releases to determine the dispersion and transport of material discharged to Hampton Roads near Pig Point. These dye releases were made from the munitions loading piers known as "Foxtrot".

The proposed outfall, as given in the Facilities Plan is located roughly one kilometer to the east-south-east of Foxtrot. Tidal circulation in Hampton Roads is quite complex and there was concern that the distribution patterns ...


Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report December 1, 1975 - February 29, 1976, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas Jan 1976

Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report December 1, 1975 - February 29, 1976, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas

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No abstract provided.


Shoreline Situation Report Cities Of Chesapeake, Norfolk, And Portsmouth, Dennis W. Owen, Lynne M. Rogers, Margaret H. Peoples, Robert J. Byrne, Carl H. Hobbs Iii Jan 1976

Shoreline Situation Report Cities Of Chesapeake, Norfolk, And Portsmouth, Dennis W. Owen, Lynne M. Rogers, Margaret H. Peoples, Robert J. Byrne, Carl H. Hobbs Iii

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It i s the objective of this report to supply an assessment, and at least a partial integration, of those important shoreland parameters and characteristics which will aid the planners and the managers of the shorelands in making the best decisions for the utilization of this limited and very valuable resource. The report gives particular attention to the problem of shore erosion and to recommendations concerning the alleviation of the impact of this problem. In addition, we have tried to include in our assessment a discussion of those factors which might significantly limit development of the shoreline and, in some ...


Shoreline Situation Report Prince William County, Virginia, Lynne M. Rogers, Dennis W. Owen, Margaret H. Peoples, Robert J. Byrne, Carl H. Hobbs Iii Jan 1976

Shoreline Situation Report Prince William County, Virginia, Lynne M. Rogers, Dennis W. Owen, Margaret H. Peoples, Robert J. Byrne, Carl H. Hobbs Iii

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No abstract provided.


Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report June 1 - August 31, 1976, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas Jan 1976

Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report June 1 - August 31, 1976, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas

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No abstract provided.


Vims Statement Portsmouth Refinery, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 1976

Vims Statement Portsmouth Refinery, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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With regard to the Proposed Final Environmental Impact Statement issued by the U. S. Army Corps for the Portsmouth Refinery and Marine Terminal , we shall comment on four subject areas which the statement discusses.· These are 1) the potential impact of new pollutant loadings in the lower James River, · 2) the potential impact of oil spills, 3) transportation risks and 4) the effects of dredging for the marine terminal. In addition, comments are included which address: 1) interagency communications regarding oil spills in the Bay region, 2) safety precautions taken during the transportation of oil by vessels in Bay waters ...


Shore Erosion At Tangier Island, Robert J. Byrne Jan 1976

Shore Erosion At Tangier Island, Robert J. Byrne

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Tangier Island, in Accomack County, Virginia, is the southernmost of a series of islands separating Chesapeake Bay from Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds (Figure 1) . With the exception of three sand ridges, which are the populated areas, the island is low lying marsh and tidal flat deposits with elevations generally below 6 feet (MLW datum).


Water Quality In The Small Coastal Basins, Bruce J. Neilson Jan 1976

Water Quality In The Small Coastal Basins, Bruce J. Neilson

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The Small Coastal Basins portion of the Hampton Raods 208 study area includes the Back and Poquoson Rivers on the Virginia Peninsula and Little Creek Harbor and the Lynnhaven Bay system on the southern shore of Chesapeake Bay, as shown in Figure 1. The drainage areas are characteristically small, ranging from only 63 square kilometers for Little Creek Harbor to 156 sq. km,for the Lynnhaven Bay system. All four basins lie entirely within the geological Coastal Plain Province, the low lying area between the Fall Line and the Atlantic Ocean. The soft sediments typical of this province erode easily ...


Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1975 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. K. Carpenter, P. A. Goodwin, C. G. Becker, M. S. Ho, G. C. Grant, B. B. Bryan, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes Jan 1976

Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1975 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. K. Carpenter, P. A. Goodwin, C. G. Becker, M. S. Ho, G. C. Grant, B. B. Bryan, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes

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Volume 1: Technical Reports

  • Section 1: River Biota and Phytoplankton Entrainment Studies at the VEPCO Surry Nuclear Power Station
  • Section 2: Zooplankton Entrainment at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant, James River, Virginia by G. C. Grant and B. B. Bryan
  • Section 3:
  • a. Plant Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at the VEPCO Nuclear Power Station by J. V. Merriner and A. D. Estes
  • b: Thermal Plume Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at the· VEPCO Nuclear Power Station by J. V. Merriner and A. D. Estes


Shoreline Situation Report Gloucester County, Virginia, Gary F. Anderson, Gaynor B. Williams, Margaret H. Peoples, Lee Weishar, Robert J. Byrne, Carl H. Hobbs Iii Jan 1976

Shoreline Situation Report Gloucester County, Virginia, Gary F. Anderson, Gaynor B. Williams, Margaret H. Peoples, Lee Weishar, Robert J. Byrne, Carl H. Hobbs Iii

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No abstract provided.


Salinity And Temperature Monitoring System Data For The Lower Rappahannock River Estuary, 1972-1974, G. C. Parker, C. S. Fang May 1975

Salinity And Temperature Monitoring System Data For The Lower Rappahannock River Estuary, 1972-1974, G. C. Parker, C. S. Fang

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) installed two remote monitoring stations in the lower reaches of the Rappahannock River to obtain continuous temperature and salinity measurements near the surface and the bottom. The first station was installed at the base of a concrete support of the Rappahannock River (Norris) Bridge, near the mouth of the, river (Figure 1). The second station was installed on the base of Navigation Aid Tower Number 9 just off of Smokey Point, roughly 11 nautical miles upstream from the Norris Bridge. Each station consisted of two salinity and t«~perature probes, one located 6 ...


Yorktown Power Station Ecological Study, Phase Ii : Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. W. Virnstein, J. E. Illowsky, J. Colvocoresses May 1975

Yorktown Power Station Ecological Study, Phase Ii : Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, R. W. Virnstein, J. E. Illowsky, J. Colvocoresses

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No abstract provided.


A Surface Circulation Study In Middle Elizabeth River, Ching Seng Fang, Christopher S . Welch, Hayden H. Gordon Mar 1975

A Surface Circulation Study In Middle Elizabeth River, Ching Seng Fang, Christopher S . Welch, Hayden H. Gordon

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A new oil refinery has been proposed to be located in Portsmouth, Virginia south of the Hampton Roads area. The Virginia Institute of Marine Science was asked by NUS Corporation to conduct a surface circulation study to assemble the characteristics of the flow near Lambert Point on the Elizabeth River (Figure 3.1).

This report includes a review of the previous work in the area, a description of the particular experiments performed, and an interpretation of the data in terms of surface circulation. Several small oil slicks were incidentally observed during the experiments and their behavior has been discussed in ...


Shoreline Situation Report City Of Hampton, Virginia, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Gary F. Anderson, Robert J. Byrne, John M. Zeigler Jan 1975

Shoreline Situation Report City Of Hampton, Virginia, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Gary F. Anderson, Robert J. Byrne, John M. Zeigler

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No abstract provided.


Shoreline Situation Report Mathews County, Virginia, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Gary F. Anderson, Robert J. Byrne, John M. Zeigler Jan 1975

Shoreline Situation Report Mathews County, Virginia, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Gary F. Anderson, Robert J. Byrne, John M. Zeigler

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No abstract provided.


Literature Survey Of Previous Work, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia, Victor Goldsmith Jan 1975

Literature Survey Of Previous Work, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia, Victor Goldsmith

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This literature survey of previous work is part of a study of beach changes involving monthly measurements at 18 beach profile locations (Fig. l) . This report consists of two major sections. The first section (3.0) surveys the regional geological and coastal literature and the second section (4.0) surveys in more detail the specific literature relating directly to beach processes of the Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment.


Eolian Sedimentation In Coastal Areas, Victor Goldsmith Jan 1975

Eolian Sedimentation In Coastal Areas, Victor Goldsmith

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The importance of eolian deposition in coastal areas is clearly demonstrated by the size and bulk of coastal sand dunes in many of these areas. The dune fields of Coos Bay, Oregon (Fig. :1), the southern end of Lake Michigan (Fig. 2) and the Cape Cod dune fields southeast of Provincetown (Fig. 3) and on Sandy Neck (Fig. 4) are just a few outstanding examples. Smaller sand dune accumulations are a:1:1 integral part of almost all depositional coasts. More subtle form of eolian deposition on beaches, marshes, intertidal sand beaches, and in shallow bays and estuaries may not ...


Shoreline Situation Report, Middlesex County, Virginia, Natalie J. Whitcomb, Martha A. Patton, Margaret H. Peoples, Gary L. Anderson, Carl H. Hobbs Ill Jan 1975

Shoreline Situation Report, Middlesex County, Virginia, Natalie J. Whitcomb, Martha A. Patton, Margaret H. Peoples, Gary L. Anderson, Carl H. Hobbs Ill

Reports

It is the objective of this report to supply an assessment, and at least a partial integration, of those important shoreland parameters and characteristics which will aid the planners and the managers of the shorelands in making the best decisions for the utilization of this limited and very valuable resource. The report gives particular attention to the problem of shore erosion and to recommendations concerning the alleviation of the impact of this problem. In addition we 'have tried to include in our assessment some of the potential uses of the shoreline, particularly with respect to recreational use, since such information ...


Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report March 1 - May 30, 1975, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas Jan 1975

Coastal Data Acquisition, Compilation And Analysis, Virginia Beach Coastal Compartment, Southeastern Virginia : Quarterly Technical Status Report March 1 - May 30, 1975, Victor Goldsmith, Susan Strum, George Thomas

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No abstract provided.


Index Of Existing Data Sources For Chincoteague, Sinepuxent, Assawoman And Little Assawoman Bays : Report To The Maryland Department Of Natural Resources, Paul V. Hyer, John P. Jacobson, Ching Seng Fang Jan 1975

Index Of Existing Data Sources For Chincoteague, Sinepuxent, Assawoman And Little Assawoman Bays : Report To The Maryland Department Of Natural Resources, Paul V. Hyer, John P. Jacobson, Ching Seng Fang

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Available data on the Chincoteague - Assawoman Bay system have been reviewed, indexed and summarized. Water quality data (including sources), other biological studies, hydrographic data, geological data and socioeconomic studies are included.


Skylab Mss Vs. Photography For Estuarine Water Color Classification, Hayden H. Gordon, Maynard M. Nichols Jan 1975

Skylab Mss Vs. Photography For Estuarine Water Color Classification, Hayden H. Gordon, Maynard M. Nichols

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On September 12, 1973 at 12:09 EST, the Skylab III satellite passed over the Chesapeake Bay and sensed energy containing information about a large section of the estuary. On the same day scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science simultaneously gathered data in the Rappahannock River, a tributary of the Bay, to determine the physical characteristics of the surface water.


Report On Environmental Effects Of The Second Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Construction : Sediment Distributions And Bottom Characteristic, John D. Boon Iii, George R. Thomas Jan 1975

Report On Environmental Effects Of The Second Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Construction : Sediment Distributions And Bottom Characteristic, John D. Boon Iii, George R. Thomas

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Geological observations over a two year period July-December 1973 and January-November 1974.


Shoreline Situation Report Stafford County, Virginia, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Gary F. Anderson, Dennis W. Owen, Peter Rosen Jan 1975

Shoreline Situation Report Stafford County, Virginia, Carl H. Hobbs Iii, Gary F. Anderson, Dennis W. Owen, Peter Rosen

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No abstract provided.