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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Data report (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) ; no. 50.


As part of the hypoxia program of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Initiatives, the Department of Physical Sciences of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) conducted a series of measurements around the mouth of the James River estuary. The measurements were made in the summer of 1992. Two types of measurements were conducted: measurements at moored stations and measurements by slackwater surveys. The former collected data for investigation of dissolved oxygen (DO) variation, and associated physical parameters, in an intratidal time scale, as well as for studying the vertical distributions of the measured parameters. The latter collected data for spatial distributions of DO, temperature, and salinity, and for investigation of temporal variation over the summer. This data report describes the field measurements and provides graphical presentation of the data. The numerical values of the data are archived and stored on magnetic tapes, which may be retrieved through the VIMS computer system.



Water Quality, James River, VA