WIT Press

Physical And Biological Dynamics Of Sewage Outfall Plumes In The Coastal Region: An Integrated Observational Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930591

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

791 kb

Author(s)

B.H. Jones, T.D. Dickey, L. Washburn & D. Manov

Abstract

Physical and biological dynamics of sewage outfall plumes in the coastal region: an integrated observational approach B.H. Jones, T.D. Dickey, L. Washburn, D. Manov Department of Biological Sciences, and Ocean Physics Group, Department of Geological Sciences, University of ABSTRACT Recent developments in physical and bio-optical measurement technology have made it possible to develop an integrated set of observational platforms that enable detailed temporal and spatial observations of physical processes and the distributions and variability of particulate and chemical components in the ocean. We have applied this technology to the in situ study of outfall plume mixing and dispersion in the coastal environment. These developments enable innovative, yet highly practical studies of the coupling of physical, chemical and biological processes in the coastal ocean. INTRODUCTION Coastal ocean outfalls are commonly used to dispose of treated municipal sewage waste from many coastal

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