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Amazon River Estuarine System

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Ronald J. Gibbs
Ronald J. Gibbs
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January 01, 1972

Results of a preliminary survey of the water circulation in the Amazon estuary during high river and low river discharge indicate that, due to the river’s large discharge, no salt water wedge enters the Amazon estuary. Rather, an area of turbulent mixing near the river mouth is indicated by a zone of nearly vertical isohalines. As the vertical mixing decreases seaward, vertical stratification develops offshore, persisting seaward across the continental shelf.

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GSA Memoirs

Environmental Framework of Coastal Plain Estuaries

Bruce W. Nelson
Bruce W. Nelson
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Geological Society of America
Volume
133
ISBN print:
9780813711331
Publication date:
January 01, 1972

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