Accession Number:

ADA626821

Title:

Quantitative Mass Transfer in Coastal Sediments During Early Diagenesis: Effects of Biological Transport, Mineralogy and Fabric

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIV KALAMAZOO

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Multicomponent reaction transport models used to study early diagenesis in marine systems are typically limited by rudimentary descriptions of bioirrigation enhanced solute transport and bioturbation enhanced particle transport. It is the goal of this project to develop better representations of bioirrigation and bioturbation, through both stochastic and inverse modeling approaches. These approaches will be tools for independent, objective assessments of the depth-dependence of transport intensities in coastal sediments that will allow us to capture the dynamic nature of biogeochemical cycling in aquatic sediments.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE