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By T. D. Jickells, J. E. Rae

This authoritative quantity comprises contributions from quite a lot of researchers of intertidal sediments. person chapters discover the underlying biogeochemical approaches controlling the habit of carbon, the food nitrogen and phosphorus, and contaminants reminiscent of poisonous organics, hint metals and synthetic radionuclides in intertidal environments. The biogeochemistry of those environments is important to figuring out their ecology and administration. all the chapters encompasses a entire overview and the result of fresh learn. The participants are energetic researchers during this various and ecologically vital box. this article is principally for researchers and executives operating with intertidal sediments, however it also will function a useful senior undergraduate and graduate reference textual content in environmental chemistry, environmental technology, earth technology, and oceanography.

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9 1993). 1. The Clyde is a partially stratified, mesotidal estuary. Irregularities in its axial salinity distribution arise from a multiplicity of fresh water sources along the tidal estuary. The SPM concentrations are low and relatively invariant and an occasional, weak turbidity maximum results from trapping of fine sediment by convergent subsurface flows (Curran, 1986). The high biochemical oxygen demand of sewage discharges combined with the poor exchange between subsurface and surface waters results in an extensive area of oxygen depletion in the upper estuary (Curran, 1986).

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