Investigations of the Plant Community-Soil-Soil Strength-Micromorphology Relationships in Coastal Marshes.
Final rept. 1 Jun 72-31 Jul 73,
LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA
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An investigation of the geotechnical and morphological properties of two salt marshes in southeastern New Jersey was conducted from June 1972 until July 1973. The major objectives of the investigation were to obtain data on the dynamics of tidal marsh soil systems as they affect soil strength throughout the tidal cycle, and to obtain data on the relationships of plant community to soil strength. Three major environments of each marsh were investigated. These included 1short Spartina alterniflora and mixed short S. alterniflora and Distichlis spicata areas, 2 tall Spartina alterniflora areas along tidal channels, and 3 the tidal channels themselves which are barren of vegetation. Each of these environments was investigated through the tidal cycle. This report presents the results of the above investigations. Author
- Soil Mechanics