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Position Of The Virginia Intstitute Of Marine Science On The Use Of Hydraulic Dredding For The Taking Of Hard Clams, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Dec 1978

Position Of The Virginia Intstitute Of Marine Science On The Use Of Hydraulic Dredding For The Taking Of Hard Clams, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Values And Management Strategies For Nonvegetated Tidal Wetlands, Louise Theberge, Donald F. Boesch Dec 1978

Values And Management Strategies For Nonvegetated Tidal Wetlands, Louise Theberge, Donald F. Boesch

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Part I. Values and Management Strategies for Nonvegetated Tidal Wetlands: A Summary

Part II. The Resource Ecology of Nonvegetated Wetlands: A Review


Wetlands Evaluation And Management In Virginia, Eileen L. Shea, N. Bartlett Theberge Dec 1978

Wetlands Evaluation And Management In Virginia, Eileen L. Shea, N. Bartlett Theberge

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Complex biotic communities which have lately been recognized as being of vital importance to aquatic and upland ecosystems have evolved at Virginia's land-water interface. Most obvious are the beaches and vast intertidal stands of halophytic (salt-tolerant) plants on the periphery of the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and their subordinate estuaries. Less obvious, but no less important, are nonvegetated intertidal flats and coastal freshwater marshes. Inland swamps and freshwater marshes complete the inventory; though more limited in extent than their coastal analog. Complex biotic communities which have lately been recognized as being of vital importance to aquatic and upland ecosystems ...


Disinfection Efficiency And Relative Toxicity Of Chlorine And Bromine Chloride: A Pilot Plant Study In An Estuarine Environment, Norman E. Leblanc, Morris H. Roberts Oct 1978

Disinfection Efficiency And Relative Toxicity Of Chlorine And Bromine Chloride: A Pilot Plant Study In An Estuarine Environment, Norman E. Leblanc, Morris H. Roberts

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The present study was conducted by the Virginia Interagency Task Force on Chlorine to compare the relative merits of bromine chloride and chlorine as wastewater disinfectants. Operational and disinfection qualities of both halogens and the relative toxicities of the treated effluents were studied in a pilot scale system. Three specific objectives were pursued; 1. an evaluation of the relative disinfection capabilities of the two halogens; 2. an assessment of the toxicity of each effluent stream to juvenile spot; and 3. an analysis of the halogenated organics produced in treated and disinfected effluent. The results of studies directed at the first ...


Chesapeake Bay Baseline Data Acquisition Appendix Vii: Modification Of Fisheries, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Incorporated, University Of Maryland, Center For Environmental And Estuarine Studies, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Sep 1978

Chesapeake Bay Baseline Data Acquisition Appendix Vii: Modification Of Fisheries, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Incorporated, University Of Maryland, Center For Environmental And Estuarine Studies, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Plant Geography And Water Quality Data For Chesapeake Bay Waters Of Virginia's Eastern Shore, John C. Munday Jr., Paul L. Zubkoff, J. Ernest Warinner Iii, Elvira Ferrez-Reyes, Hayden H. Gordon, Kenneth A. Moore Sep 1978

Plant Geography And Water Quality Data For Chesapeake Bay Waters Of Virginia's Eastern Shore, John C. Munday Jr., Paul L. Zubkoff, J. Ernest Warinner Iii, Elvira Ferrez-Reyes, Hayden H. Gordon, Kenneth A. Moore

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Plant geography and water quality data were collected in shallow water near Cape Charles and Occohannock Creek, Virginia on two occasions. Data from April, 1978 included hydrography, distribution and abundance of -submerged aquatic vegetation, phytoplankton census, and water clarity data. Data from May, 1978 included hydrography, phytoplankton census, water clarity, and primary productivity data. The May data collection was coincident with an overflight of the NASA JSC C-130 aircraft (6600 m) acquiring color infrared photography and multispectral scanner data; cell concentrations reached 105/ml, chlorophyll~ 72 pg/1, and suspended sediment 94 mg/1. i


A Storm Surge Model Study: Volume Ii A Finite Element Storm Surge Analysis And Its Application To A Bay-Ocean System, H. S. Chen Sep 1978

A Storm Surge Model Study: Volume Ii A Finite Element Storm Surge Analysis And Its Application To A Bay-Ocean System, H. S. Chen

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No abstract provided.


Striped Bass (Monrone Sacatilis) In Virginian Waters, H. M. Austin Jul 1978

Striped Bass (Monrone Sacatilis) In Virginian Waters, H. M. Austin

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No abstract provided.


Chesapeake Bay Baseline Data Acquisition Appendix V: Shellfish Bed Closures, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Incorporated, University Of Maryland, Center For Environmental And Estuarine Studies, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jul 1978

Chesapeake Bay Baseline Data Acquisition Appendix V: Shellfish Bed Closures, Chesapeake Research Consortium, Incorporated, University Of Maryland, Center For Environmental And Estuarine Studies, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

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No abstract provided.


Length-Weight Conversions For Potomac River Striped Bass, F. J. Wojcik Jun 1978

Length-Weight Conversions For Potomac River Striped Bass, F. J. Wojcik

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A short report on the length and weight Potomac River Striped Bass.


A Storm Surge Model Study: Volume I Storm Surge Height-Frequency Analysis And Model Prediction For Chesapeake Bay, J. D. Boon, C. S. Welch, H. S. Chen, R. J. Lukens Jun 1978

A Storm Surge Model Study: Volume I Storm Surge Height-Frequency Analysis And Model Prediction For Chesapeake Bay, J. D. Boon, C. S. Welch, H. S. Chen, R. J. Lukens

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No abstract provided.


Report Of The National Blue Crab Industry Workshop: September 10-11, 1977 Charleston, South Carolina, Raymond J. Rhodes, W. A. Van Engel May 1978

Report Of The National Blue Crab Industry Workshop: September 10-11, 1977 Charleston, South Carolina, Raymond J. Rhodes, W. A. Van Engel

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The National Blue Crab Industry Workshop was held on September 10-11, 1977 at the South Carolina Marine Resources Center of the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department in Charleston, South Carolina. The workshop was organized to address the blue crab industry's major problem areas and stimulate innovative thinking for improving productivity. The problems faced by the blue crab industry are not necessarily unique compared to other food industries; consequently, methodology to mitigate these problems will probably be transferred from other industries. Much of what was discussed in the technology corrnnittees has been faced by other industries, although recent ...


Final Report On Water Quality Studies Of The Hampton Roads Area, Bruce J. Neilson Mar 1978

Final Report On Water Quality Studies Of The Hampton Roads Area, Bruce J. Neilson

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No abstract provided.


Elizabeth River Water Quality Report, Bruce J. Neilson, Susan C. Strum Mar 1978

Elizabeth River Water Quality Report, Bruce J. Neilson, Susan C. Strum

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No abstract provided.


Phytoplankton Sampling In Quantitative Baseline And Monitoring Programs, Paul E. Stofan, George C. Grant Feb 1978

Phytoplankton Sampling In Quantitative Baseline And Monitoring Programs, Paul E. Stofan, George C. Grant

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An overview of phytoplankton sampling and analysis methods as they apply to quantitative baseline and monitoring surveys is provided. A need for inclusion of a preliminary field survey of the area under investigation and of flexibility in sampling design is stressed. An extensive bibliography pertinent to phytoplankton sampling and analysis is included in the report.


Hydrodynamic And Biogeochemical Water Quality Models Of Hampton Roads, H. S. Chen Feb 1978

Hydrodynamic And Biogeochemical Water Quality Models Of Hampton Roads, H. S. Chen

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No abstract provided.


Factors Associated With Accuracy In Sampling Fish Eggs And Larvae, R. R. Bowles, J. V. Merriner, G. C. Grant Jan 1978

Factors Associated With Accuracy In Sampling Fish Eggs And Larvae, R. R. Bowles, J. V. Merriner, G. C. Grant

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Ichthyoplankton sampling gear is reviewed and evaluated with emphasis on power plant impact assessment. Effects of biotic and abiotic factors on gear accuracy are discussed. Difficulties associated with obtaining representative samples from patchy population distributions are acknowledged. A li sting of commonly used sampling gear has been compiled and indexed by ecosystem. Meter nets and variations of meter nets are the most widely used gear for sampling fish eggs and larvae. Comparative gear evaluation has been performed based on information compiled in the report. Although the diversity of habitats and the great number of relatively important species makes summarization difficult ...


Intensive Hydrographical And Water Quality Survey Of The Chincoteague/Sinepuxent/Assawoman Bay Systems : Volume Iii. Non-Point Source Pollution Studies In The Chincoteague Bay System, C. F. Cerco, C. S. Fang, A. Rosenbaum Jan 1978

Intensive Hydrographical And Water Quality Survey Of The Chincoteague/Sinepuxent/Assawoman Bay Systems : Volume Iii. Non-Point Source Pollution Studies In The Chincoteague Bay System, C. F. Cerco, C. S. Fang, A. Rosenbaum

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No abstract provided.


Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1977 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, P. A. Goodwin, R. K. Carpenter, C. E. Sutton, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, R. K. Dias Jan 1978

Ecological Study Of The Tidal Segment Of The James River Encompassing Hog Point : 1977 Final Technical Report, R. A. Jordan, P. A. Goodwin, R. K. Carpenter, C. E. Sutton, J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, R. K. Dias

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  • Section I: CONTENTS River Biota Studies at the VEPCO Surry Nuclear Power Station by R. A. Jordan, P. A. Goodwin, R. K. Carpenter, and C. E. Sutton
  • Section Ila: Plant Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at the VEPCO Nuclear Power Plant by J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, and R. K. Dias
  • Section lIb: Thermal Plume Entrainment of Ichthyoplankton at VEPCO Nuclear Power Station by J. V. Merriner, A. D. Estes, and R. K. Dias


Shoreline Situation Report Westmoreland County, Lynne Morgan, Dennis W. Owen, Nancy M. Sturm Jan 1978

Shoreline Situation Report Westmoreland County, Lynne Morgan, Dennis W. Owen, Nancy M. Sturm

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No abstract provided.


The Oyster Industry Of Virginia: It's Status, Problems, And Promise, Dexter Stearns Haven, William J. Hargis Jr., Paul Charles Kendall Jan 1978

The Oyster Industry Of Virginia: It's Status, Problems, And Promise, Dexter Stearns Haven, William J. Hargis Jr., Paul Charles Kendall

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A short presentation of an exhaustive, multi-volume work on the history and current condition of the oyster industry of the Commonwealth' by the same authors.


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.


Summary Of The Hampton Roads 208 Water Quality Modelling Studies, Bruce J. Neilson Jan 1978

Summary Of The Hampton Roads 208 Water Quality Modelling Studies, Bruce J. Neilson

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The purpose of· the Hampton Roads 208 Study is to assess the present and future water quality conditions in the study area and to develop a wastewater management plan to achieve certain water quality goals. The study included all major estuaries in the area and, among other thing·s, took account of population and industrial growth, effluent quality {as mandated by PL92-500) and nonpoint sources of pollution. Land use maps for 1976, estimates of future land use, population projections and many other elements of the study initiated in 1974 provided the foundation upon which the water quality work was based ...


Harmonic Analysis And Tidal Prediction By The Method Of Least Squares: A User's Manual, John D. Boon Iii, Kevin P. Kiley Jan 1978

Harmonic Analysis And Tidal Prediction By The Method Of Least Squares: A User's Manual, John D. Boon Iii, Kevin P. Kiley

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A common objective in the treatment of measured tides is the mathematical separation by harmonic analysis of certain periodic components which can be used to simulate the astronomical tide. Traditionally, astronomical or predicted tides have been represented by the sum of several such components, each one due to a particular aspect of the tide-producing forces. Once determined, the same set of parameters governing each periodic component may be used to predict the tide during any desired time period at a given location. These parameters are known as the tidal constants for that location. Although a number of different methods have ...