Microstructure of Agglomerated Suspended Sediments in Northern Chesapeake Bay Estuary

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Science  06 Oct 1978:
Vol. 202, Issue 4363, pp. 49-51
DOI: 10.1126/science.202.4363.49


Suspended sediments in the turbidity maximum of Chesapeake Bay include composite particles which contain platy mineral grains, arranged both in pellets (attributable to fecal pelletization) and in networks of angular configuration (attributable to electrochemical flocculation and coagulation).