Holocene sediments of the Parker River estuary, Massachusetts

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Coastal Research Group. Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Massachusetts , [Amherst]
Estuarine sediments -- Massachusetts -- Parker River Estuary., Geology, Stratigraphic -- Holocene., Geology -- Massachusetts -- Parker River Est


Massachusetts, Parker River Est

StatementJoan M. Daboll.
SeriesContribution - Department of Geology, University of Massachusetts ; no. 3-CRG
LC ClassificationsGC97.8.M4 D3
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LC Control Number79620544

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Holocene sediments of the Parker River Estuary, Massachusetts. [Joan M DaBoll; United States. Office of Naval Research. Geography Branch.]. Get this from a library. Holocene sediments of the Parker River estuary, Massachusetts.

[Joan M DaBoll]. Geologic unit mapped in Florida: The Holocene sediments in Florida occur near the present coastline at elevations generally less than 5 feet ( meters). The sediments include quartz sands, carbonate sands and muds, and organics. HYDROGRAPHY AND HOLOCENE SEDIMENTATION of the Merrimack River Estuary Massachusetts ALLAN D.

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Nonr NA, Task Order No. NR of the Geography Branch, Office of Naval Research. Distribution of this document is unlimited. Iii Ell • SAMPLE LOCATIONS. at estuary entrances, which in turn supply sand to an estuary. Meanwhile, rivers have carried in finer sediments. So why haven’t all our estuaries simply filled up with sediment.

A changing balance Whether an estuary fills in or remains deep depends on the balance between sediment entering and leaving the estuary, and on waterFile Size: 1MB.

Provenance of Holocene sediments in the outer part of the Paleo-Qiantang River estuary, China Xia Zhang a,b,⁎, Robert W. Dalrymple c, Shou-Ye Yangd, Chun-Ming Lina,PingWange a State Key Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, NanjingChina b State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources.

Sedimentary Holocene sediments of the Parker River estuary, C/N and TOC from the Pearl River estuary is a good indicator of changes in monsoonal precipitation strength (Zong et al., ; Yang et. Holocene and modern sediments in the Seine Estuary (France): A synthesis Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Quaternary Science 18(3‐4).

For Unit 4 sediments, the source regions are dispersed while the main provenance is not clear, although the parent rock characteristics of a few samples are similar to the Luanhe River sediments.

For Unit 3, sediments at – mbsf have been mainly transported from the Liaohe River, while sediments above mbsf are mainly from the Cited by: 2. Core SE2 from the landward part of the modern Qiantang River (QR) estuary contains a 50 + m-thick succession of late Pleistocene to Holocene deposits that records the transgressive–regressive environmental transition from fluvial sedimentation, through a paleo-estuary phase and shallow-marine deposition, to the modern estuarine by: The modern Yellow River, which presently discharges into the western Bohai Sea, is widely recognized as having (together with the Amazon and Ganges–Brahmaputra) the highest sediment load on Earth, about 10 9 t/year Qian and Dai,Milliman and Syvitski, Highly turbid gravity flows transport some sediment off the modern delta Wright et al.,Wright et al., Cited by: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in primarily to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitats for migratory birds.

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the refuge is of vital stopover significance to waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds during migratory periods.

InThe Trust for Public Land added an additional 12 acres to the on: Plum Island (Massachusetts), United States. Holocene sedimentation in a pericoastal river system (South Wales, UK): Relationship to sea level, human activity, and coastal sediment flux These independent estimates give confidence to our understanding of the sediment dynamics in the Severn Estuary through the Holocene, and the investigation provides a new case study to contribute to.

N2 - Sediments from Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River, southeastern Minnesota, are used as provenance tracers to assess variations in hydrology and sediment-transport during the middle Holocene.

Three rivers contribute sediment to Lake Pepin, and each catchment is characterized by a distinctly different geologic by: An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments known as ies are subject both to marine influences such as tides, waves, and the influx of saline water and to. “Pleistocene-Holocene sediments interpreted by seismic refraction and wash-bore sampling, Plum Island-Castle Neck, Massachusetts.” Tech.

Memo. 40, U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center, 75 pp. CrossRef Google ScholarCited by: estuary environments at Scotney Marsh, Lydd (Fig.

The Scotney Marsh site encompasses a series of Holocene sand and gravel storm beaches which interdigitate with marsh sediments. In places, fine-grained marsh sediments have infilled buried gravel troughs, the con- figuration and dimensions of which have been determined. Holocene sea level fluctuations and the sedimentary evolution of a barrier estuary: Lake Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Coastal Research, 21(5), West Palm Beach (Florida), ISSN Lithostratigraphy of the Holocene Lake Illawarra barrier estuary on the New South Wales coast, Australia, adds. Quaternaire, 21, (1),p.

PALAEOENVIRONMENTAL EVOLUTION OF THE SEINE RIVER ESTUARY DURING THE HOLOCENE Millena FROUIN1, David SEBAG2, Alain DURAND 2 & Benoit LAIGNEL2 ABSTRACT Quaternary climato-eustatic oscillations and tectonic movements result in base-level changes that modify the shape of fluvial systems. The alluvial architecture of the Lower Holocene deposits and the absence of large meandering Mississippi River channel deposits older than approximately yr B.P.

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near Ferriday indicates that most of the floodplain muds were deposited by avulsion-related crevassing and lacustrine sedimentation rather than by overbank flooding of large Cited by: These seafloor surface deposits are Holocene sediments, laid down during the l years.

In the Outer Thames Estuary geologists discovered that 80% of the seafloor was a thin layer, called a ‘veneer’, of sandy gravels and gravelly sands, covering the older bedrock deposits below.

Holocene Sediments of the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt Estuaries as Aids to Interpret Tidal and Fluvial-Tidal Deposits in Outcrop and Core* Allard W. Martinius1 and J.H.

(Janrik) van den Berg2. Search and Discovery Article # (). Abstract. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Tufts University, completed a study of bottom-sediment quality in selected lakes, rivers, and estuaries in the Mystic River Basin, –;; More than bottom-sediment grab samples and 8.

In this study the Holocene depositional succession at the IODP Expedition Sites M and M in the Ångermanälven River estuary, Bothnian Sea part of the Baltic Sea in northern Scandinavia was explored.

Sediment cores and acoustic profiles comprise the dataset. Site M is fully estuarine ( m water depth) whereas Site. formation). Magnetic comparisons between the potential sources and the lake surface sediments indicate that Newlands Beck, providing only ~ 10% of the lake’s hydraulic load, is the main contributor of sediment to the deep basin of the lake.

Sediments from the River Derwent subcatchment, contributing ~ 80% of the hydraulic. Evolution of holocene depositional environments in the coastal area from the Tien river to the Hau river mouths The Holocene coastal zone of Mekong river plain is the result o f prolonged marine- clays were fonned in estuary, coastal swamps.

estuary seems to be linked to the post-glacial eustatic sea-level rise and to RSL fluctuations during the Holocene along the southeastern Brazilian coast.

STUDY SITE Lagoa do Macuco (19 S, 39 W) is a freshwater lake located inside an incised valleyCited by: area of this coastal plain estuary iskm2 that includes the following major tributaries: Susquehanna, Potomac, Rappahannock, York, and James Rivers (Boesh and others ).

The Chesapeake Bay is the product of Holocene sea-level rise formed by fluvial incision coupled with the inundation of river valleys following the terminus of. The river discharge rate has of course also a large influence on the amount of sediment that is kept in suspension at any location.

Figure shows observations from the Weser River estuary in Germany. The discharge rate of the Weser River varies greatly over a year but a typical rate is in the vicinity of m 3 sThe mean tidal range is m and the mean water depth in the.

In an estuary, a stenohaline salt water organism can survive further inland along one side of the river than on the other. If the organism in question #11 can live further inland on the left side of the river (as you float on the ocean and look back to the coast), is this estuary in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

Northern. In general. Bacteria from the Parker River affect the central and northern sections of the Sound. The Little River in Newbury is the largest source of bacteria to the Parker River estuary (about 40 percent in both dry and wet weather). The Rowley River and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge do.• Holocene sediment thickness is lower over the sandy unit, but the sediments do not contain as much mud.

• Holocene sediment thickness ranges from 2 to ft. • The texture of Holocene sediments varies from sand to sandy mud. • Holocene sediment texture varies with depth at most sample locations; the exceptions.These features map into several sets of cut-and-fill structures, indicating the avulsion of the primary river channels, which creates the lobes of the paleo-delta.

Truncations of these, cut-and-fill structures suggest that the braid plain deposits were probably reworked during the Holocene transgression and may have contributed sand to.