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Inferring tidal wetland stability from channel sediment fluxes: observations and a conceptual model

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Inferring tidal wetland stability from channel sediment fluxes: observations and a conceptual model; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface; Ganju, Neil K.; Nidzieko, Nicholas J.; Kirwan, Matthew L.

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Anthropogenic and climatic forces have modified the geomorphology of tidal wetlands over a range of timescales. Changes in land use, sediment supply, river flow, storminess, and sea level alter the layout of tidal channels, intertidal flats, and marsh plains; these elements define wetland complexes. Diagnostically, measurements of net sediment fluxes through tidal channels are high-temporal resolution, spatially integrated quantities that indicate (1) whether a complex is stable over seasonal timescales and (2) what mechanisms are leading to that state. We estimated sediment fluxes through tidal channels draining wetland complexes on the Blackwater and Transquaking Rivers, Maryland, USA. While the Blackwater complex has experienced [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/jgrf.20143
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