PRELIMINARY RESULTS AND COMPARISON OF DYE TRACER STUDIES CONDUCTED IN HAREORS, "ESTUARIFS, AND COASTAL lfATFRS

Leo J. Fisher

Abstract


Dye tracer studies have been conducted by the U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office in harbors, estuaries, and coastal waters during the past seven years. The purpose of the studies was to obtain data which could be used to (1) estimate the time (sometimes called the flushing time) required to remove or reduce to permissible concentrations the soluble part of any contaminant which may be released as a point source m a specific study area and (2) determine the temporal and spatial distribution of a contaminant released in a study area. The areas studied are listed in Table 1. Field reports (unpublished) have been prepared which describe m detail the results of each study. A brief description of the tracers, equipment, and sampling techniques used, and a discussion of some of the results are presented.

Keywords


tracer study; harbor; estuary

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