Historical Contamination of Mississippi River Delta, Tampa Bay, and Galveston Bay Sediments. National Status and Trends Program for Marine Environmental Quality




Presley BJ
Wade TL
Santschi P
Baskaran M

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In order to obtain sediment which has accumulated over the past 100 years or so, 50-80 cm long sediment cores were collected from the submarine Mississippi River Delta, Galveston Bay, Texas and Tampa Bay, Florida. The cores were extruded and sliced into 1 cm thick sections which were then radiometrically age dated and analyzed for those organic compounds and trace metals suspected of being contaminants in the sampling areas




47C Ocean Sciences & Technology: Physical & Chemical Oceanography, 68D Environmental Pollution & Control: Water Pollution & Control, 99F Chemistry: Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, Aldrin, Bottom sediments, Chemical analysis, Chlordan, Conservation, Contaminants, Contamination, DDT, Deltas, Drill core analysis, Ecological concentration, Galveston, Galveston bay, Gulf Coast, Hexachlorobenzene, History, Marine, Metals, Mississippi River, National Status and Trends Program, Organic chlorine compounds, Organic compounds, Pesticides, Polychlorinated biphenyls, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Quality, Resources, Sampling, Sedimentation rates, Sediments, Tampa Bay, Texas, Trace metals, United States, Water pollution effects, Water pollution sampling