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Role of Sediment Resuspension in the Remobilization of Particulate-Phase Metals from Coastal Sediments
Kalnejais, L.H., W.R. Martin, R.P. Signell, and M.H. Bothner
Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 41, pp. 2282-2288, 2007

The Cycling of Silver, Copper, and Lead in the Coastal Sediments of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay
Martin, W.R. and L.H. Kalnejais
In: Bothner, M.H. and B. Butman (eds.), 2007, Processes Influencing the Transport and Fate of Contaminated Sediments in the Coastal Ocean—Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302. pp. 66-72.

Changes in the Metal Content of Surficial Sediments of Boston Harbor Since the Cessation of Sludge Discharge
Zago, C., A.E. Giblin, and A. Bergamasco
Elsevier, Marine Environmental Research, Vol. 51, pp. 389-415, 2001 WHOI-R-01-004

Estimating Denitrification in North Atlantic Continental Shelf Sediments
Seitzinger, S.P. and A.E. Giblin
Biogeochemistry, Vol. 35, pp. 235-260, 1996 WHOI-R-96-011

Osmium Isotopes and Silver as Tracers of Anthropogenic Metals in Sediments from Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays
Ravizza, G.E. and M.H. Bothner
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 60, No. 15, pp. 2753-2763, 1996 WHOI-R-96-009

Experiments on the Entrainment Threshold of Well-Sorted and Poorly Sorted Carbonate Sands
Prager, E.J., J.B. Southard, and E.R. Vivoni-Gallart
Sedimentology, Vol. 43, pp. 33-40, 1996 WHOI-R-96-002

Effects of Stratification by Suspended Sediments on Turbulent Shear Flows
Villaret, C. and J.H. Trowbridge
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 96, No. C6, pp. 10659-10680, 1991 WHOI-R-91-002
Sediments suspended in turbulent flows of water over plane beds are known to influence the structure of the flows by which they are carried. Past attempts to model this effect have been based almost exclusively on a theoretical framework in which the dense solid particles stratify the flow and have an influence analogous to that of a downward heat flux in the stably stratified atmospheric surface layer. The authors compare results from a model based on this theoretical framework with laboratory measurements of ensemble-averaged velocity and ensemble-averaged particle concentration, obtained by previous investigators, in order to test the applicability of the theoretical approach to dilute suspensions of sand in turbulent flows of water.

Sedimentation Study: Environmental Monitoring and Operations Guidance System (EMOGS): Kings Bay, Georgia and Florida, Phase III--FY 1989
Only available on loan from the National Sea Grant Library
Aubrey, D.G., T.R. McSherry, and W.D. Spencer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-90-34, 76 pp., 1990, WHOI-T-90-001

Sand Transport by Unbroken Water Waves Under Sheet Flow Conditions
Trowbridge, J. and D. Young
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 94, No. C8, pp. 10971-10991, 1989 WHOI-R-89-015

A Simple Technique for Fine-scale, Vertical Sectioning of Fresh Sediment Cores
Fuller, C.M. and C.A. Butman
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 763-768, 1988 WHOI-R-88-008

Theoretical and Observational Estimates of Nearshore Bedload Transport Rates
Goud, M.R. and D.G. Aubrey
Marine Geology, Vol. 64, pp. 91-111, 1985 WHOI-R-85-001
Sediment transport rates in a shallow (<3 m) nearshore region are estimated using theoretical models and using bedform migration rates measured from vertical aerial photographs covering a 10-year interval. Theoretical rates based solely on asymmetrical tidal currents are as much as an order of magnitude smaller than the observed rates, but inclusion of storm wave effects in the theoretical predictions brings them into better agreement with observations. This suggests that even in tidally dominated, protected regions with low background wave energy, infrequent storm wave events significantly modify sand transport rates and patterns.

Transport of Trace Metals in Nearshore Sediments
Only available on loan from the National Sea Grant Library
Martin, W.R.
Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering, 302 pp., 1985 WHOI-X-85-001

Coastal Sediment Transport: Popponesset Beach, Massachusetts
Only available on loan from the National Sea Grant Library
Aubrey, D.G. and M.R. Goud
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-83-26, 132 pp., 1983 WHOI-T-83-004

Sediment Transport in a Tidal Inlet
Only available on loan from the National Sea Grant Library
Aubrey, D.G. and P.E. Speer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-83-20, 112 pp., 1983 WHOI-T-83-003

Holocene Sedimentation in the Shallow Nearshore Zone off Nauset Inlet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Aubrey, D.G., D.C. Twichell, and S.L. Pfirman
Marine Geology, Vol. 47, pp. 243-259, 1982 WHOI-R-82-007

Movable Bed Roughness in Unsteady Oscillatory Flow
Grant, W.D. and O.S. Madsen
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 87, No. C1, pp. 469-481, 1982 WHOI-R-82-003

Seasonal Patterns of Onshore/Offshore Sediment Movement
Aubrey, D.G.
1979 WHOI-R-79-010

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