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Data for "Comparison of size, terminal fall velocity and density of bighead, silver, and grass carp eggs for use in drift modeling"


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George, A.E., Garcia, Tatiana, and Chapman, D.C., 2017, Data for Comparison of size, terminal fall velocity and density of bighead, silver, and grass carp eggs for use in drift modeling: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Invasive Asian carps established in the United States spawn in turbulent water of rivers and their eggs and early larvae develop while drifting in the current. The eggs are slightly denser than water and are held in suspension by water turbulence. The eggs are believed to perish if they settle before hatching. It is thus possible to use egg drift modeling to assess the capability of a river to support survival of Asian carp eggs. Data to populate such models include the physical properties of the assessed rivers, and information on egg size, density, and terminal fall velocity (sinking rates). Herein, we present the physical characteristics of the eggs as a function of post fertilization time. We recorded mean egg diameter and terminal [...]


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Amy E George
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Amy E George, Tatiana Garcia, Duane C Chapman
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CERC Data Managers
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Columbia Environmental Research Center

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Carp Egg Diameter, Terminal Fall Velocity and Density Data.csv 30.22 KB
Data-Comparison of Size, Terminal Fall Velocity, and Density of Bighead, Silver, and Grass Carp Eggs for Use in Drift Modeling.xml
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To be used in drift models for Asian carp eggs


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DOI doi:10.5066/F70V8B0D

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