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Developments in Hydrobiology

Temporal Dynamics of an Estuary: San Francisco Bay

Editors: Cloern, James E., Nichols, Frederic H. (Eds.)

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Estuaries are highly dynamic systems subject to changes occurring over a spectrum of time scales ranging from very short periods (e. g. over a tidal cycle) to geologic time scales. The nature of an estuary reflects complex responses to many driving forces, each having a characteristic frequency (or frequencies) of change. For example, freshwater inflow to estuaries varies daily in response to short-term events such as storms, seasonally, and between years as a result of longer-term climatic variability. Other important components of weather, e. g. wind speed/ direction and daily insolation, also vary over time scales ranging from hours to years. Tidal amplitude changes continuously with dominant frequencies associated with the semi-diurnal cycle, the fortnightly neap-spring, and the semi-annual cycle. Temporal dynamics of these driving forces evoke responses in the form of changing (I) circulation patterns and mixing, (2) sediment composition and transport, (3) solute speciation and distribution, (4) composition and abundance of particulates, (5) biomass, species composition, and productivity of plant and animal communities, (6) rates of material exchange between the sediments, water column, and atmosphere, and (7) bioavailability of trace metals and other pollutants. The purpose of this book is to examine the temporal dynamics of these properties and processes in the San Francisco Bay estuary.

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`... it is also welcome as a solid, first-class contribution to the knowledge of estuarine processes in one of the world's most complicated estuarine systems.'
The Quarterly Review of Biology, 61 (1986)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temporal Dynamics of an Estuary: San Francisco Bay
Editors
  • James E. Cloern
  • Frederic H. Nichols
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
30
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5528-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5528-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6193-538-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8940-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 237
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