Final report : a study of the effects of inlet dimensions on salinity distribution in Great South Bay
Marine Sciences Research Center
Pritchard, Donald W.
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SubjectMarine Sciences.; Atmospheric Sciences.; Dredging -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay.; Salinity -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay.; Clam fisheries -- New York (State) -- Great South Bay.; Fire Island Inlet (N.Y.); County of Suffolk, Department of Planning.
from the introduction, ". . .The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that changes in the dimensions of Fire-Island Inlet such as a large dredging project in the throat region of the Inlet can lead to changes in the salinity distribution over the Bay. Prior to the removal of Yellow Bar the cross section at its location was the most restricted along the length of the Inlet. We have used the case of the dredging of Yellow Bar as an illustrative example of the hypothesis to be tested. The basic strategy used here was to exercise an hydrodynamic and a salinity model with and without Yellow Bar, keeping all other system parameter fixed thus isolating the effect of this bar. . ."
64 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.