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Geomorphic, hydraulic, and biogeochemical controls on nitrate retention in tidal freshwater marshes
Tidal freshwater wetlands are ideal sites for nitrate retention because of their position within the landscape (near the head of tide); they receive water, discharge, nutrients (N and P), and sediment loads directly from ...
Geomorphic and Hydrologic Controls on Tidal Prism and Inlet Cross Sectional Area for Chesapeake Bay Lagoons
Previous studies have defined a power function between tidal prism and inlet cross sectional area for many lagoon systems. The goals of this study are to first, determine underlying processes that generate the area-prism ...
Vegetation-Hydrodynamic Interactions and the Stability of Channel Inlets of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay System
To maintain elevation, deposition of mineral and organic sediment in tidal freshwater wetlands (TFWs) must outweigh losses due to sea-level rise, erosion, decomposition, and compaction. Sediment loads into tidal marshes ...
Seismic Observations of Fluvial Energy Dissipation
Observing microseismic waves excited by turbulent flow is an emerging way to document river dynamics during extreme flood events. This thesis records fluvial-seismic observations in two contrasting systems at different ...