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Rethinking the Estuarine Circulation: A Case Study of the Newark Bay Estuarine Network


May 14, 2019 at the Hudson River Foundation

Newark Bay is complex—at least four rivers provide fresh water to the bay, and salt water enters from the ocean along two separate paths. We will investigate how this complexity influences the circulation of water within the estuary from tide to tide, and from month to month. The key is in the rich tapestry of tidal processes. Where and when do these processes shape the circulation? We will explore the dynamics of several sites within Newark Bay, and will discuss what the results mean for our understanding of the estuarine circulation.

Speaker:

  • Bryce Corlett, PhD Candidate at the MIT-WHOI Joint Graduate Program

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