Accession Number:

ADA629008

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:

2002-09-30

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 201enhanced solute transport202. It was the goal of this project to develop better representations of bioirrigation, through independent ecologically-based stochastic and chemically-based inverse modeling approaches. These complementary approaches provide tools for independent, objective assessments of the depth-dependence of transport intensities in coastal sediments, and the influence of bioirrigation on biogeochemical cycling in these sediments.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE