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Sea-Level Rise & Virginia's Coastal Wetlands, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jul 2016

Sea-Level Rise & Virginia's Coastal Wetlands, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Rivers & Coast is a periodic publication of the Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The goal of Rivers & Coast is to keep readers well informed of current scientific understanding behind key environmental issues related to watershed rivers and coastal ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay.


Virginia Coastal And Ocean Resource Issues, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2014

Virginia Coastal And Ocean Resource Issues, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Fisheries, aquaculture and marine recreation in Chesapeake Bay and the coastal ocean are important economic engines adding greatly to the economy of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia’s commercial harvest ranks 3rd largest and 7th in total value nationwide. Research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) shows that Virginia’s water-dependent resource-based industries, including commercial and recreational fisheries, shellfish aquaculture and recreational boating, annually generate $2.53 billion in sales and approximately $1.25–$1.5 billion in income, supporting over 20,000 jobs. . . .


Thin-Layer Sediment Addition Of Dredge Material For Enhancing Marsh Resilience, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2014

Thin-Layer Sediment Addition Of Dredge Material For Enhancing Marsh Resilience, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Building marsh elevations with sediment delivered from nearby dredging projects is a potentially valuable tool for creating, restoring, and maintaining coastal marshes, and may help slow or reverse losses of wetlands due to coastal development and sea-level rise (Woodhouse et al., 1972). . . .


Vims Response To Climate Change 2009, United Nations Environmental Programme : Responding To Climate Change In The Coastal Zone, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Vims Response To Climate Change 2009, United Nations Environmental Programme : Responding To Climate Change In The Coastal Zone, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS Response to Climate Change 2009 United Nations Environmental Program Responding to climate change in the coastal zone


Vanishing And Emerging Ecosystems Of Coastal Virginia : Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation, Emmett J. Duffy, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Vanishing And Emerging Ecosystems Of Coastal Virginia : Climate Change Impacts And Adaptation, Emmett J. Duffy, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white papers: Vanishing and emerging ecosystems of coastal Virginia : climate change impacts and adaptation


Workshop On Environmental Research Needs In Support Of Potential Virginia Offshore Oil And Gas Activities, Robert J. Diaz, Richard Brill, Linda C. Schaffner, Kenneth W. Able, Larry Atkinson, Diane Austin, Scott Kraus, Douglas Lipton, United States. Minerals Management Service Jan 2009

Workshop On Environmental Research Needs In Support Of Potential Virginia Offshore Oil And Gas Activities, Robert J. Diaz, Richard Brill, Linda C. Schaffner, Kenneth W. Able, Larry Atkinson, Diane Austin, Scott Kraus, Douglas Lipton, United States. Minerals Management Service

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The MMS, a bureau within the Department of the Interior, sponsored a workshop on the environmental research needs in support of potential Virginia offshore oil and gas activities 3 and 4 December 2008, in Williamsburg, Virginia. The focus of the workshop was to assess the existing scientific knowledgebase along the Virginia Coast and the information gaps that need to 2 be addressed should a lease sale for oil and gas activities be held for the Virginia outer continental shelf. This report summarizes the outcome of the workshop.


Climate Change And Submerged Aquatic Vegetation In Virginia, Kenneth A. Moore, Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Climate Change And Submerged Aquatic Vegetation In Virginia, Kenneth A. Moore, Robert J. Orth, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white paper: Climate change and submerged aquatic vegetation in Virginia


Observing And Modeling Global Warming Impacts In Virginia, Mark R. Patterson, Mark J. Brush, Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Observing And Modeling Global Warming Impacts In Virginia, Mark R. Patterson, Mark J. Brush, Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white paper: Observing and modeling global warming impacts in Virginia


Planning For Sea Level Rise And Coastal Flooding, John D. Boon, Harry W. Wang, Jian Shen, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Planning For Sea Level Rise And Coastal Flooding, John D. Boon, Harry W. Wang, Jian Shen, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white papers: Planning for sea level rise and coastal flooding


Marine Plankton Food Webs And Climate Change, Walker O. Smith, Deborah K. Steinberg, Deborah A. Bronk, Kam W. Tang, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Marine Plankton Food Webs And Climate Change, Walker O. Smith, Deborah K. Steinberg, Deborah A. Bronk, Kam W. Tang, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white papers: Marine plankton food webs and climate change


Land-Coast Connections And Climate Change : Carbon Cycling In Chesapeake Bay And Its Watershed, Elizabeth A. Canuel, James E. Bauer, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Land-Coast Connections And Climate Change : Carbon Cycling In Chesapeake Bay And Its Watershed, Elizabeth A. Canuel, James E. Bauer, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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VIMS climate change white paper: Land-coast connections and climate change : carbon cycling in Chesapeake Bay and its watershed


Extreme Storm Events Increase The Risk For Chemical Contamination Of Coastal Waters, Michael A. Unger, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research Jan 2009

Extreme Storm Events Increase The Risk For Chemical Contamination Of Coastal Waters, Michael A. Unger, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Research

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Sea-level rise and an increase in the severity of coastal storms are probable outcomes for the Chesapeake Bay due to global climate change. A consequent ecological and economic risk for tidewater Virginia and other low-lying coastal zones is the contamination of coastal waters by industrial and agricultural chemicals released by accidental spills during severe storm events. . . .


Climate Change And Aquatic Animal Health In Virginia : Effects And Responses, Wolfgang K. Vogelbein, Eugene M. Burreson, Ryan B. Carnegie, Jeffrey D. Shields, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Reseach Jan 2009

Climate Change And Aquatic Animal Health In Virginia : Effects And Responses, Wolfgang K. Vogelbein, Eugene M. Burreson, Ryan B. Carnegie, Jeffrey D. Shields, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science. Initiative For Coastal Climate Change Reseach

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Climate change, with concomitant increases in sea level, temperature, greenhouse gases and alterations in precipitation, is a major environmental challenge for the future management of Virginia’s valuable marine resources.


The Chesapeake Bay : A Synopsis, William J. Hargis Jr. Jan 2003

The Chesapeake Bay : A Synopsis, William J. Hargis Jr.

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No abstract provided.


Benthic Habitat Mapping For Living Resources, Robert J. Diaz, Paul Gapcynski, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 1990

Benthic Habitat Mapping For Living Resources, Robert J. Diaz, Paul Gapcynski, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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Much of the development activity in Chesapeake Bay involves modification to subtidal bottoms. . . .


Study To Investigate Source And Transport Route Of Marine Organisms (Hydroids And Bryozoans) In Hampton Roads And Current Velocity Profiles Of The Pier 12 Area, Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, Robert J. Diaz, Evon P. Ruzecki Jan 1981

Study To Investigate Source And Transport Route Of Marine Organisms (Hydroids And Bryozoans) In Hampton Roads And Current Velocity Profiles Of The Pier 12 Area, Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, Robert J. Diaz, Evon P. Ruzecki

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Entrainment of the hydroid (Sertularia argentea) and the fleshly bryozoan (Alcyonidium verrilli) in the sea suction of deep draft naval vessels (carriers) in the area of the Norfolk Naval station has been a recurring problem since the early 60's. These fouling organisms (the term fouling is used in this report to indicate clogging of hull bottom intake grates and cooling system condenser tube sheets and not the growth of organisms on any part of the vessel) are winter species, growing only in the fall and winter and not the summer. Unfortunately they are also the most abundant and widely ...


Relationship Between The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab And Its Climatological Environment : Oceanographic And Atmospheric Data, Robert E. Harris Jr., Willard A. Van Engel Jan 1981

Relationship Between The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab And Its Climatological Environment : Oceanographic And Atmospheric Data, Robert E. Harris Jr., Willard A. Van Engel

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Monthly and annual means of 38 oceanographic and atmospheric variables, for the calendar years 1958 through 1975, are presented in tables.


Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-A. Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burrreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird Jan 1979

Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-A. Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burrreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird

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The Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies is comprised of three volumes.

  • Volume I. Executive Summary.
  • Volume IIA, IIB, IIC and IID. Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies.
  • Volume III. Geologic Studies.

This is the first of four sections of the Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies

  • CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION by E. M. Burreson
  • CHAPTER 2. BENCHMARK STUDIES by Donald F. Boesch, William D. Athearn, and John G. Brokaw
  • CHAPTER 3. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY AND CLIMATOLOGY by C. S. Welch and E. P. Ruzecki
  • CHAPTER 4. MIDDLE ATLANTIC BIGHT ZOOPLANKTON: SECOND YEAR RESULTS AND A DISCUSSION OF THE TWO-YEAR BLM-VIMS SURVEY by ...


Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-C: Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird Jan 1979

Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-C: Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird

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The Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies is comprised of three volumes.

  • Volume I. Executive Summary.
  • Volume IIA, IIB, IIC and IID. Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies.
  • Volume III. Geologic Studies.

This is the third of four sections of the Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies

  • CHAPTER 9. COMMUNITY STRUCTURE ANALYSIS AND FOOD HABITS OF FISHES by George R. Sedberry, Eric J. Foell and John A. Musick
  • CHAPTER 10. HISTORICAL COMMUNITY STRUCTURE ANALYSIS OF FINFISHES by John A. Musick, James A. Colvocoresses and Eric J. Foell
  • CHAPTER 11. BACTERIOLOGY by Howard J. Kator

Chapters of this report contain the Institutes ...


Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-D: Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird Jan 1979

Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-D: Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird

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The Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies is comprised of three volumes.

  • Volume I. Executive Summary.
  • Volume IIA, IIB, IIC and IID. Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies.
  • Volume III. Geologic Studies.

This is the fourth of four sections of the Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies

  • CHAPTER 12. HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDIES by Craig Ruddell
  • CHAPTER 13. TRACE METALS by Richard L. Harris, Raj Jolly, George Grant, and Robert Huggett
  • CHAPTER 14. HYDROCARBONS by C. L. Smith, C. W. Su, W. G. Macintyre, R. H. Bieri, and M. Kent Cueman
  • CHAPTER 15. VIMS-BLM SECOND ORDER WAVE CLIMATE MODEL AND WAVE CLIMATOLOGY OF ...


Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-B: Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird Jan 1979

Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Volume Ii-B: Chemical And Biological Benchmark Studies, E. M. Burreson, D. F. Boesch, B. L. Laird

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The Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies is comprised of three volumes.

  • Volume I. Executive Summary.
  • Volume IIA, IIB, IIC and IID. Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies.
  • Volume III. Geologic Studies.

This is the second of four sections of the Chemical and Biological Benchmark Studies

  • CHAPTER 5. BOTTOM SEDIMENTS AND SEDIMENTARY FRAMEWORK by Donald .F. Boesch
  • CHAPTER 6. BENTHIC ECOLOGICAL STUDIES: MACROBENTHOS by Donald F. Boesch
  • CHAPTER 7. BENTHIC ECOLOGICAL STUDIES: MEIOBENTHOS by D.J. Hartzband and Donald F. Boesch
  • CHAPTER 8. BENTHIC ECOLOGICAL STUDIES: FORAMINIFERA by Robert L. Ellison

Chapters of this report contain the Institutes' Special Reports ...


Kepone In Bed Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Richard C. Trotman, Maynard N. Nichols Jan 1978

Kepone In Bed Sediments Of The James River Estuary, Richard C. Trotman, Maynard N. Nichols

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This report describes procedures and presents data concerning the concentrations of Kepone in bed sediments of the James River estuary, Virginia.


Oceanographic Data Collected In The Chesapeake Bight Of The Virginian Sea From 1966 Though 1969, E. P. Ruzecki, J. J. Norcross, F. J. Wojcik Jun 1972

Oceanographic Data Collected In The Chesapeake Bight Of The Virginian Sea From 1966 Though 1969, E. P. Ruzecki, J. J. Norcross, F. J. Wojcik

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This report is intended to make unsynthesized oceanographic data readily available to the scientific community. 3 Similar reports are envisioned which will include physical, chemical, biological and geological data collected by personnel of the Virginia Institute ·of Marine Science in areas of the continental shelf, and coastal zone to include beaches, wetlands, estuaries and tidal rivers - areas in which the Commonwealth of Virginia has a vested interest.


Bahamas Bibliography : A List Of Citations For Scientific, Engineering And Historical Articles Pertaining To The Bahama Islands, Carol Fang, W. Harrison Jan 1972

Bahamas Bibliography : A List Of Citations For Scientific, Engineering And Historical Articles Pertaining To The Bahama Islands, Carol Fang, W. Harrison

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Specialized bibliographies are sometimes needed in connection with the research studies being pursued at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The Bahamas Bibliography arose out of the needs of marine geologists, biologists and physical oceanographers engaged in studies of beaches, fishes and inlet currents in the Bahama Islands. Although the present bibliography may suffer from completeness, it significantly surpasses in number of citations the only other known bibliography of like kind.