Estuarine Water Quality Management: Monitoring, Modelling and Research

Estuarine Water Quality Management: Monitoring, Modelling and Research

Editor(s): W. Michaelis

Published Online: 20 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9783540521419

Online ISBN: 9781118669280

DOI: 10.1029/CE036

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 36.

The pollution of rivers, estuaries and the sea, the associated impact on these ecosystems and the effect on organisms, food-chains, water-supply and finally on man himself are becoming more and more recognized all over the world. Estuaries are often surrounded by highly industrialized and densely populated regions and, consequently, are particularly endangered by anthropogenic polluton. They act in a sense as a link between the limnetic and marine environments and are thus characterized by a variety of complex, mutually interacting physical, chemical and biological processes. A lot of the phenomena are not yet sufficiently understood. This makes efficient water quality management in estuaries a difficult task. The knowledge on the pollution loads that estuaries discharge into the sea is quite fragmentary. According to a recent compilation only 25% of the world-wide 260 major rivers discharging into the oceans are regularly monitored for water quality.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Review on Estuarine Mater Quality Management

  2. Part II: Estuarine Modelling

  3. Part III: Integrated Concepts, Stragegies

  4. Part IV: Water Dynamics and Transport Processes

  5. Part V: Estuarine Measurement Techniques

    1. The Hydrographic Measuring System HYDRA (pages 211–216)

      H.-U. Fanger, J. Kappenberg, H. Kuhn, U. Maixner and D. Milferstaedt

  6. Part VI: Sediment-Water Interface

  7. Part VII: Monitoring

  8. Part VIII: Nutrients and Oxygen Budget

  9. Part IX: Biological Processes, Environmental Impact

  10. Part X: Water Chemistry and Speciation

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