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Are tropical estuaries environmental sinks or sources?

E. K. Duursma

Are tropical estuaries environmental sinks or sources?

by E. K. Duursma

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Published by MCT, CNPq, CETEM in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Estuarine pollution -- Tropics -- Congresses,
  • Estuarine sediments -- Tropics -- Congresses,
  • Estuarine ecology -- Tropics -- Congresses,
  • Estuaries -- Tropics -- Congresses,
  • Heavy metals -- Environmental aspects -- Tropics -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEgbert K. Duursma.
    GenreCongresses
    SeriesTecnologia ambiental -- 6
    ContributionsCETEM (Center), International Symposium on Perspectives for Environmental Chemistry in Tropical Countries (1993 : Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGC1580 .D88 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23694663M
    ISBN 108572270566
    LC Control Number2003338175
    OCLC/WorldCa62765461

    Estuaries are sites of port, industrial, urban and recreational development and also important to many forms of animal life. They often form sinks for sediment and thus for contaminants associated with the sediment which arise from anthropogenic activities in their hinterland and along their by:   Rivers and estuaries play an important role in the transport and transformation of carbon from the continent to the adjacent coastal zone and typically act as sources of CO 2 to the atmosphere 1,2 Cited by:

    Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.   Estuaries exhibit a wide array of human impacts that can compromise their ecological integrity, because of rapid population growth and uncontrolled development in many coastal regions worldwide. Long-term environmental problems plaguing estuaries require remedial actions to improve the viability and health of these valuable coastal by:

    Estuaries are areas where rivers empty into oceans. This creates a mixture of fresh and salt water, and estuaries have higher salinity, or salt content than pure fresh water. 1 Incorporating estuaries as a source or sink of sediment within assessments of coastline risk and adaptation to climate change K. Rogers 1, C.D. Woodroffe 1 1 School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Wollongong Abstract.


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The book opens with a discussion of the points that arose during the closing session. Estuaries are one of the most biogeochemically active ecosystems on Earth where intense carbon (C) fixation and respiration drive large air-water CO2 fluxes.

The complexity of these interactions and a paucity of available data lead to substantial uncertainty when integrating estuarine CO2 fluxes into regional and global C by: 1.

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The book opens with a discussion of. Environmental degradation by mud in tropical estuaries with resulting major environmental changes in estuaries tools for evaluating sediment dynamics through identifying sources, sinks. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

Environmental flows for sub-tropical estuaries: C understanding the freshwater needs of estuaries for sustainable fisheries production and assessing the impacts of water regulation Compiled by Ian Halliday and Julie Robins Final Report FRDC Project No.

/ Coastal Zone Project FH3/AF. Roughly, tropical estuaries can be divided in four categories: (a) open estuaries; (b) estuarine coastal waters; (c) coastal lakes; and (d) blind estuaries.

Open Estuaries. All medium and large tropical rivers draining into the oceans form open estuaries and among them are all well‐known tropical estuaries referred to above. Estuaries exhibit a wide array of human impacts that can compromise their ecological integrity, because of rapid population growth and uncontrolled develop-ment in many coastal regions worldwide.

Long-term environmental problems plaguing estuaries require remedial actions to improve the viability and health of these valuable coastal by: 1.

Introduction. Fish and fisheries research in tropical estuaries was last analysed 10 years ago (Blaber, ), and it seems appropriate at the 50th Anniversary Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences Symposium, to re-visit the situation, and see whether the upsurge in research detailed then, has previously, this review includes both sub-tropical and tropical estuarine Cited by: Estuaries Estuaries are defined as semi-enclosed coastal bodies of water that have a free connection with the sea and within which sea water is measurably diluted by fresh water.

The fresh-water sources for most estuaries are streams, rivers, and even groundwater for some areas.

Estuaries are partially enclosed bodies of water that occur where the land meets the ocean. The world's largest estuaries are at the ocean ends of rivers that deliver freshwater from surrounding and sometimes remote upland areas.

Estuaries may be configured as sounds, bays, lagoons, or networks of tidal creeks and marshes. series Estuaries of the World was established in such a context, giving the scientific commu-nity the opportunity to assemble and put in order (sometimes disorganised) existing knowl-edge. Overall, the series will encompass all scientific aspects of estuaries through a File Size: KB.

When nitrogen fertilizer is applied to a field, it can move through a variety of flow paths to downstream aquatic ecosystems ().Some of the fertilizer leaches directly to groundwater and surface waters, with the range varying from 3 percent to 80 percent of the fertilizer applied, depending upon soil characteristics, climate, and crop type (Howarth et al.

This book discusses as well sediment transport rates in coastal waters. The final chapter deals with accurate estimates of fish abundance for models of many estuarine processes. This book is a valuable resource for ecologists, environmentalists, and scientists. Start studying Estuaries.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science is an international multidisciplinary journal devoted to the analysis of saline water phenomena ranging from the outer edge of the continental shelf to the upper limits of the tidal zone.

The journal provides a unique forum, unifying the multidisciplinary.The word "estuary" is derived from the Latin word aestuarium meaning tidal inlet of the sea, which in itself is derived from the term aestus, meaning have been many definitions proposed to describe an estuary.

The most widely accepted definition is: "a semi-enclosed coastal body of water, which has a free connection with the open sea, and within which seawater is .