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dc.contributor.authorEsch, Maggieen_US
dc.contributor.authorCable, Jayeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeile, Christofen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-27T20:16:58Z
dc.date.available2014-03-27T20:16:58Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/51510
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 2013 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 10-11, 2013, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractMarshes play an important role in the exchange of nutrients between terrestrial and marine environments, and it has long been hypothesized that these dynamic ecosystems export excess organic material to the coastal ocean (Odum, E.P. 1980. In Estuarine perspectives, p. 437-525). However, the magnitude of that export has yet to be adequately constrained. Thus, a more complete understanding of the coastal ocean carbon cycle would greatly benefit from the quantification of this potentially significant flux. Water passing through the marsh subsurface gets enriched in inorganic and organic carbon, such that even a small flux of pore water to tidal creeks can be a significant constituent of the carbon and nutrient budget (Jordan, T.E. and Correll, D.L. 1985. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 21: 45-55). Accurate estimation of the overall carbon export from marshes requires, in part, the determination of creek bank seepage fluxes. Here, we present our efforts to quantify these fluxes of pore water from tidal creek banks, using a combination of field experiments and modeling. Field work involved deploying experimental devices designed to capture pore water seeping from creek banks. Preliminary results show seepage dynamically changing over rising and falling tides. Additionally, reactive transport modeling was used to assess the experimental design and the variation in seepage with vertical position in the creek bank as a means to scale up the observations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service; Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute; The University of Georgia, Water Resources Faculty.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2152. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views oen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2013. Groundwater, Water Management and Dataen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectMarshesen_US
dc.subjectPore wateren_US
dc.titleCapturing pore water seepage in salt marshes: field measurements and modeling resultsen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Dept. of Marine Sciencesen_US


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