Seasonal variability of fine-sediment in the Tamar estuary

Uncles, RJ; Stephens, JA. 1996 Seasonal variability of fine-sediment in the Tamar estuary. In: International Symposium on Suspended Particulate Matter in Rivers and Estuaries, REINBEK, GERMANY, MAR 21-25, 1994. ADVANCES IN LIMNOLOGY 47: SUSPENDED PARTICULATE MATTER IN RIVERS AND ESTUARIES, ERGEBNISSE DER LIMNOLOGIE, 411 - 414.

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Abstract/Summary

Measurements describing the intratidal, spring-neap and seasonal variations of fine, cohesive, suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentrations at two sites (Calstock and Halton Quay) within the upper reaches of the Tamar Estuary, UK, are presented. The data were obtained using two, near-bed instrument packages. Correlations of daily-averaged SPM concentrations and fluxes with both runoff and tidal range during the separate deployments often showed a significant dependence on these variables. Where statistically significant, increasing tidal range led to enhanced SPM levels because of resuspension of bed sediments.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Subjects: Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Other (PML)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 11 Feb 2014 15:55
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:05
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/3639

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