Turbidity Maximum of the Northern Chesapeake Bay

Science  06 Sep 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3845, pp. 1013-1015
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3845.1013


The turbidity maximum near the head of the Chesapeake Bay is produced primarily by the local resuspension of bottom sediments, and by the estuarine "sediment trap" which is formed in the upper reaches of the estuarine circulation regime by the net nontidal circulation.