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ENST 471 ppt3 - Physical processes All transport mixing and...

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Physical processes: All transport, mixing, and fate of pollutants is dictated by physical processes within the estuary Spend the next two weeks discussing Spend the next two weeks discussing physical processes Remember pollutants have immediate Remember pollutants have immediate, cascading, and long-term effects
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Empirical classification Salinity stratification along the estuary axis Consider freshwater volume (R) over single tidal cycle Use denominator of tidal volume (V) U it t i ll f h 3 Units typically for each are m 3 Therefore R/V is unitless
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